Former American baseball star Wade Boggs once said “anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me”

Father’s Day is celebrated annually in South Africa with the aim of honouring fathers and also celebrating fatherhood. Today – 17 June 2018 – dads are also celebrated in Canada, China, France, Greece, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, the UK, USA and many other countries around the world.

This is a day to say thank you to fathers, uncles, grandads and more.

Many celebrities took to social media to celebrate their dads. Lovingly, most described their fathers as the ‘world’s’ best dad.

Today we celebrate those dads that are making a difference in their children’s lives…

Some celebrities celebrated their dads who have passed on:

And some celebrated what it is to be a dad: