40+ Father's Day Instagram Captions to Nail Your Tribute to the Big Guy

Alesandra Dubin
·5 min read

Your dad has been there for you since long before social media was a thing. But now it’s the age of Instagram…. and did you even honor your dad if you didn’t post about him? Father’s Day isn’t just a great time to call out dad — but any standup guy whose been a role model, sounding board, and source of much-needed hugs. Whether that’s a biological father, a grandfather, big brother, uncle, teacher, or any other father figure, pay him the public tribute he deserves with a social media shoutout. From funny to sentimental, here are the best Father’s Day captions that hit just the right note. Looking for more inspiration? Check out our collection of meaningful Father’s Day wishes.

Sentimental Father’s Day Captions

  • My dad is the greatest man you could ever hope to know. I’m so lucky he’s mine.

  • I know I often made it hard to be my dad, but his support, love, and guidance never wavered. Thank you, dad — for everything.

  • I can only hope to be half the parent my dad has been to me. Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads… and to everyone trying to live up to their examples!

  • A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.

  • We don’t always see eye to eye — but my dad always makes time for a heart to heart. Happy Father’s Day.

  • Your shining example guides every decision I will ever make. Happy Father’s Day to the best dad ever.

  • Thanks for kissing all the booboos, killing all the spiders, and generally making me feel safe and loved every day of my life. I love you, dad!

  • On the days when I doubt myself, when I feel like I’m not good enough… I remember how you always made me feel like I could do anything. Thank you.

Funny Father’s Day Captions

  • I’m the reason this guy gets to celebrate Father’s Day at all. Go me!

  • I love this guy more than he loves his grill. (And that's a lot!)

  • Happy Father’s Day to one of my top two favorite parents!

  • I’m perfect, so this guy must be a perfect dad.

  • Happy Father’s Day to my favorite parent! (Shh… don’t tell mom.)

  • I’m sorry for everything bad I ever did — both the stuff you about and the stuff I hope you never do. Happy Father’s Day, dad!

  • Happy Father’s Day from your favorite kid. (What?! We all know it’s true.)

  • I’ll always be your baby. And your financial responsibility, too. (Sorry!)

  • My dad always said yes when my mom said no. And that’s just one of the reasons I love him!

  • I know I can never repay you, dad. (Sorry, but you Boomers are hoarding all the cash!)

Photo credit: Giselleflissak - Getty Images
Photo credit: Giselleflissak - Getty Images

Short Father’s Day Instagram Captions With Emojis to Match

  • Happy Father’s Day to the GOAT! [goat emoji]

  • World’s Greatest Dad. [trophy emoji]

  • Not all heroes wear capes. [superhero emoji]

  • Family is forever [infinity emoji]

  • My whole heart [heart emoji]

  • Best dad ever. Worst jokes ever. [cringe emoji]

Song Lyrics for Father’s Day Captions

  • "The older I get the more I can see, How much he loved my mother and my brother and me. And he did the best that he could. And I only hope when I have my own family. That everyday I see a little more of my father in me." —Keith Urban

  • "Just the two of us… we can make it if we try." —Will Smith

  • "Came into this world daddy’s little girl. And daddy made a soldier out of me." —Beyoncé

  • "Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin'. Daddy's hands were hard as steel when I'd done wrong. Daddy's hands weren't always gentle but I've come to understand. There was always love in daddy's hands" —Holly Dunn

  • "Chase your dreams but always know the road that will lead you home again. Go on, take on this old world — But to me... you'll always be my little girl." —Tim McGraw

  • "For you, he's the best he can be. Oh child, don't you know your daddy love come with a lifetime guarantee?" —Sade

Quotes for Father’s Day Instagram Captions

  • "Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father." — Barack Obama

  • “She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.” —Harper Lee

  • "When you're young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he's just a regular guy who wears a cape.” —Dave Attell

  • "Lately all my friends are worried they're turning into their fathers. I'm worried I'm not.” — Dan Zevin

  • "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.” —Jim Valvano

  • "I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” —Hedy Lamarr

  • "A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” —Steve Martin

  • “You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life, because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out." — Jerry Seinfield

  • "When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” —Mark Twain

  • "The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get." —Tim Russert

  • "It's only when you grow up and step back from him — or leave him for your own home — it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it." —Margaret Truman

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