10 Ads Starring Great Dads for Father's Day A celebration of the guy who's often a punch line


Being willing, even eager, to look stupid if it will help your children is a prerequisite for fatherhood. Few ads capture this quite as wonderfully as this PSA.

Thai Life Insurance4

This spot will leave you a blubbering wreck. Go on, watch it.


An absolute classic of the genre, this Subaru spot was so well done, it earned an Emmy nomination.

Google Chrome2

The crowning achievement of the Google Chrome ad campaign, "Dear Sophie" is one of the great tear-jerkers of all time.

John Hancock1

Quite possibly the greatest dad ad ever made, this John Hancock spot from Hill Holliday Connors Cosmopulos and director Joe Pytka was a high point of 1980s advertising. It won the Film Grand Prix at Cannes in 1986.

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