Ever since a legion of teenage girls lovingly blu-takked that Athena poster to their bedroom wall many moons ago, there's been no denying the emotion that an image of a man lovingly embracing their child can evoke.
And, thanks to Instagram, we have access to the family photo albums of some of our favourite celebrity men. Simon Cowell is the latest - and rather unlikely - recruitment to this particular group, having posted a gorgeous photo of him bathing his four-month-old son Eric.
We've also rounded up 20 more of the most swoon-inducing images out there.
This delightful snapshot into the dad life of Simon Cowell shows him bathing his four-month-old son Eric.
The music mogul posted the charming snap on his Twitter feed with the caption "bath time!".
Channing Tatum and Everly Tatum
Meet little Everly Tatum! Channing Tatum shared this adorable picture with daughter Everly in July 2013.
Captioned:"First Father's Day with my girls," the first-time dad proudly cradles his baby girl.
Jay Z and Blue Ivy Carter
Room with a view: Going on tour with mummy Beyonce and father Jay Z has meant travelling the world for little Blue Ivy.
Bill Rancic and Duke Rancic
Bill Rancic - hubby of Giuliana Rancic of E!News - enjoys some fun in the son with baby Duke.
Giuliana shared this sweet pic from their hotel pool with the caption: "Fly baby :)"
Kanye West with North West
Kim Kardashian proudly shared this photo of her fiance Kanye West with their baby North West three months ago: #MyFamily.
Josh Duhamel and Axl Jack Duhamel
Josh Duhamel posted this heart-warming selfie on Instagram back in November 2013 with the caption: "I'd prefer a nice bottle of milk."
We think baby Axl is doing just perfectly fine...
David Beckham with Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz
David Beckham is the proud papa to three sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.
The boys came looking their finest for the world premiere of The Class Of 92 in December 2013.
David Beckham with Harper Seven
Here's David again with the gang, this time with his youngest - and only - daughter Harper Seven.
The family's out in full force to support their mummy's fashion show in February 2014.
Simon Cowell and Eric Cowell
Simon Cowell takes to Twitter to show off newborn baby, Eric Cowell, in February 2014.
"I never knew how much love and pride I would feel," he wrote.
Orlando Bloom with Flynn Bloom
Life moments are best shared with those closest and dearest...
Orlando Bloom brought along his son Flynn for the unveiling of the actor's star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in April 2014.
Robbie Williams and Theodora Rose Williams
The singer took to Twitter the morning of September 2013 to share this picture of his then three day old daughter, Theodora Rose Williams.
"Daddy's first nappy change. Teddy's first day."
Ben Affleck and Violet Anne Afflect
Ben Affleck takes his fatherly roles seriously. Here's the actor taking his eldest daughter Violet Anne Afflect to and from sports practice in LA in November 2013.
Gavin and Zuma Rossdale
Zuma Rossdale and father Gavin Rossdale stroll hand-in-hand whilst out and about in LA in November 2013.
Cash Warren and Honor Marie Warren
Jessica Alba's other half Cash Warren takes daughter Honor Marie to the Los Angeles premiere of Spy Kids: All The Time In The World 4D in July 2011.
Sean Combs and Christian Casey Combs
Clearly the apple doesn't fall far from the tree...
P Diddy brings his son Christian Casey Combs to the LA premiere of Lawless in August 2012.
Tom Cruise and Suri Cruise
Tom Cruise wraps a protective arm around his daughter Suri while out and about New York in September 2010.
Elton John, David Furnish and Zachary Furnish-John
Elton John and partner David Furnish hold on tight to their dashing little mini-me, Zachary Furnish-John.
The trio are their to celebrate Sir Elton's 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party in February 2013.
Will Smith and Jaden Smith
Proud papa Will Smith attends the After Earth film premiere with son, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, in May 2013.
Jaden has followed in his father's footsteps - the two are co-stars in the film.
Chris Hemsworth and India Hemsworth
"Father Daughter. You gotta love India, such a wonder. :)"
Chris Hemsworth shares a moment via Twitter with his daughter India back in March 2014.
Tom Hanks and Colin Hanks
Tom Hanks’ son Colin Hanks is turning into a fine actor himself - just like dad.
Colin has starred in King Kong, Dexter and Mad Men, among other notable hits.
Lenny Kravitz and Zoe Kravitz
We're swooning over this father and daughter pair.
Lenny Kravitz and daughter Zoe strut their fine selves on the red carpet premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in LA in November 2013.