48 Times David Beckham Proved He's the Most Dedicated Dad

The Beckhams are one of Hollywood's sweetest families. Between their close, affectionate relationships, amazing vacations, and constant public support for each other, patriarch David is pretty much the reason they created those "Best Dad Ever" coffee mugs. Whether he's cuddling up to daughter Harper, palling around with oldest son Brooklyn, or taking middle sons Cruz and Romeo on fishing, skiing, and boxing adventures, this dad isn't afraid to show off his love for his four children — even when he's embarrassing them. Check out the former soccer star's sweetest dad moments. In our next life, can we come back as one of his kids?!


When He Cut Harper's Hair

"I didn't think it was possible for this little one to look anymore beautiful, but . . ." David wrote alongside this sweet photo.


When He Took Uni Shots With Cruz

David introduced son Cruz to some fine cuisine.


When He Shared the Ultimate Throwback For Brooklyn's Birthday

On Brooklyn's 18th birthday, David posted a picture of the day he was born, writing, "On this day 18 years ago, this little man came into our lives. To say we felt blessed is an understatement . . . Brooklyn has gone from this beautiful baby boy to become this handsome, polite, and driven young man. I'm proud that he lived through my career with me, and I'm even prouder about the person that he has become."


When He and His Sons Wore Matching Fishing Hats

David, Brooklyn, and Romeo wore coordinating outfits for a fishing excursion.


When He Snuggled Up to Harper on Her Birthday

On Harper's seventh birthday, David shared this beautiful photo, writing, "What can I say about my little princess other than she is perfect in every possible way . . . Makes me smile every single day."


When He Shared a Gorgeous Family Photo

David gave Victoria a birthday shoutout with this gorgeous family photo. Could their kids be any cuter?!


When He Wished Victoria a Happy Mother's Day

"Happy Mother's Day to an amazing mummy to this beautiful little bunch," he wrote.


When He Took Brooklyn on a Lunch Date

Dad? Best friend? Is there a difference when you're dealing with David Beckham?


When He Gave Harper This Look of Love

David and Harper have such a special bond, as seen so clearly in this photo.


When He Got Silly For Brooklyn's Birthday

David posted this silly shot on Brooklyn's birthday, sending love to his "bust," which is his pet name for his oldest son.


When He Couldn't Help But Gush Over Cruz

"Cruzie, you are such a special little boy with the cheekiest but best smile EVER," he wrote. Awww.


When He Recreated Lady and the Tramp With Harper

"The best daddy in the world," Victoria captioned this photo of the father-daughter duo.


When He Went Snowboarding With Cruz

And called himself out for having trouble staying on Cruz's level, writing, "Daddy trying to keep up and stay up."


When He Took the Kids to Support Their Mom

Cruz, Harper, Romeo, and David sat front row at Victoria's fashion show to show their support.


When He Celebrated New Year's Eve With Brooklyn

Two times the hats, two times the fun!


When He Took a Boys-Only Pool Photo

David and his boys posed for a pool-meets-the-ocean photo on vacation.


When His Family Split Soccer Allegiances

Romeo and David might not have agreed on which soccer team to root for, but they still had nothing but love for each other.


When He Got Cozy by a Fire With Romeo

"Tis the season Mr. Romeo Beckham . . . chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost, etc," David wrote.


When He Tackled a Huge Lego Set For Harper

David posted this photo of himself starting to tackle a 4,000-piece Disney castle for his daughter. In a later post, he wrote that he stayed up until 1 a.m. finishing it, just so Harper could have a surprise when she woke up.


When He Took Cruz to the Ring

Cruz caught his dad with a right jab, but David still declared the experience "fun times."


When He Took His Oldest to the Museum of Ice Cream

"Still not too old for a little ice cream with dad," David posted during a trip to New York's Museum of Ice Cream with Brooklyn.


When He Bonded With Brooklyn Over Pizza

"We don't look happy at all," David joked after eating "the best pizza in NYC" in Brooklyn — with Brooklyn! (The boys pied it up at Lucali Brooklyn, in case you were wondering.)


When He Gave Harper Her First Soccer Lesson

And showed off their cute father-daughter relationship in the process.


When He Turned Victoria's Fashion Show Into a Family Event

Brooklyn and David took in another one of Victoria's fashion shows, showing that both father and son know how to take a sweet selfie.


When He Showed Off Harper's Bike-Riding Skills

The proud dad showed Harper riding a bike all on her own for the first time.


When He Called Out His Tennis Rivalry With Romeo

"Fine young man growing up to be a fine young gentleman . . . has only beaten his dad at tennis just the once so far, but maybe now he is 15, that's gonna change," he joked.


When He Supported Brooklyn in NYC

"Exciting times and hard work coming for this little man. Proud of you," David wrote, calling out Brooklyn's big move to NYC.


When He Took His Princess to a Castle

For her sixth birthday, David and Harper ("a special girl who brings so much joy and happiness into our lives") were invited to Buckingham Palace for a tea party. How sweet is that?


When He Took Romeo to Wimbledon

Beckham and middle son Romeo spent a day watching tennis together.


When He Taught His Boys About Giving Back

David involved his kids in his UNICEF work, writing, "The moments I share with my children are incredibly special. Whether that's laughing together when they tell me things about their day on the drive home from school, reading one of their favorite books to them at bedtime, or spending time together on holiday."


When He Kissed His Little Lady

Beckham and daughter Harper shared a smooch while on an African safari.


When He Got the Full Birthday Treatment

David's four kids gathered together to celebrate their dad's birthday. How cute are Cruz and Romeo in their school uniforms?


When He Took a Walk With Brooklyn

"Walking with this handsome young man today was pretty special," David wrote.


When He Captured Harper and Her Dog

During a trip to the British countryside, David showed off Harper and their pup running through a pretty field of flowers.


When He Wrote a Beautiful Tribute to Victoria

"Happy mama's day to . . . someone that has raised these beautiful little ones to be the most precious, special, and loved children. A woman that has drive, passion, intelligence, and love for her children . . . Thank you for giving me the most beautiful gift," he wrote alongside this adorable photo.


When He Played Dress-Up With Harper

"Fancy hat time," he captioned a photo of Harper in a light-up hat.


When He Walked the Dog With Cruz

David and Cruz paused their dog walk in London to take a selfie.


When He Held Hands With Harper

"Everyone needs a little love and comfort in the mornings," he captioned this precious photo.


When He Made a Slideshow For Brooklyn's Birthday

On Brooklyn's 18th birthday, David put up a slideshow of his favorite memories of his oldest son.


When He Went Skiing With Cruz and Romeo

"Boys on top," David captioned a photo on the slopes with his two middle children.


When He Took Harper to the Butterfly Room

"Natural History Museum . . . The Butterfly Room. If you haven't been there trust me you need to go," he wrote.


When He Bragged About Brooklyn's Fishing Skills

"Not bad for his first time fishing. A nice John Dory that the captain said is the second biggest one he had seen . . . very proud," he lovingly wrote.


When He Found Harper a Real Mermaid

David's little mermaid got a visit from a "real" one in this photo.


When He Celebrated Cruz's Radio Debut

"Not his average morning before school," David captioned this picture. "Proud of my little man with his new Christmas single . . . helping children around the UK with the proceeds."


When He Took a Nap With Harper

Daddy and daughter slept in the sun.


When He Took Brooklyn to the Super Bowl

In 2016, David and Brooklyn headed to the Super Bowl, and they were both pretty excited about it.


When He Took Cruz to Disney World

"Me and my little man . . . great day at Disney," David wrote while riding Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin at the Magic Kingdom. Such a special place for kids and adults. Oh and for the record, Cruzie beat me."


When He Posed With His Little Ones

Victoria showed off David and their three youngest children, writing, "I think they love him . . . truly the best daddy."