In honor of Father's Day, we're taking a look at some of the great soap dads who have touched our hearts throughout the years. There have been great fathers on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE WORLD TURNS, and GUIDING LIGHT who've protected their children from crazed exes, kidnapping attempts, business rivals, and internet predators. They're fathers who are also super dads; they've huge hearts, super smarts, and a keen sense of parenting and have swooped down and rescued their their little (and not so little) children from all sorts of danger, including going to jail for them!
Check out our Father's Day salute to all the amazing and loving dads in Genoa City, Los Angeles, Springfield, and Oakdale in the gallery below.
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