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21 Surrogate Fathers Who Are Better Than The Real Thing

Because being a dad has nothing to do with blood relations.

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1. Uncle Jesse and Joey from Full House

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Admit it, you always wanted Jesse and Joey to sing you the "Teddy Bear" song before bedtime.

3. Wilson from Home Improvement

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Though not always conventional, Wilson gives advice to the entire Taylor clan, all without ever showing his face.


4. John Keating from Dead Poets Society

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“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys — to woo women — and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.”

5. Sirius Black from the Harry Potter Series

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When he's not a dog, Sirius Black is Harry Potter's godfather, giving him the strength to build an army and (spoiler alert!) defeat Lord Voldemort.


13. Rupert Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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"I encourage you to always challenge me when you feel it's appropriate; you should never be cowed by authority." — Rupert Giles


18. Master Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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"The path that leads to what we truly desire is long and difficult, but only by following that path do we achieve our goal." — Master Splinter

21. Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid

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Mr. Miyagi teaches Daniel Larusso and Julie Pierce (yeah, don't forget about The Next Karate Kid) the importance of self-defense, whether you're waxing a car, fighting a skeleton, or trying to protect a hawk.

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