06/17/2012 02:42 pm ET Updated Jun 18, 2012

Father's Day 2012: The Most Awesome Dads Of The Year

The year 2012 has been good to dads. Over the last six months, we've featured some great papas here at The Huffington Post. We've written stories about creative dads, selfless dads, supportive-of-their-gay-son dads, and, of course, some absolutely hilarious dads.

And so, in celebration of Father's Day, the Good News team decided to put together a slideshow of our favorite dads this year. They'll make you laugh, smile and cry (in a good way).

Remember, every father is a hero. Now go say thank you to your dad!

Check out our slideshow below:

Dads We Dig