10 Reasons Rick Grimes's Parenting Skills Are Not to Be F*cked With

Rick Grimes is the definition of a hero in The Walking Dead. He's one of the few characters who's managed to stay alive (despite many close calls) for all seven seasons. Plus, he's been able to keep Carl and his baby Judith safe, which is saying a lot given how much went down in the last season. So it's no surprise that if anyone should get a standing ovation in the dad department, it's Rick Grimes, who's played by Andrew Lincoln.

Looking for proof? Here's a roundup of some of his best parenting moments post-zombie apocalypse. The eighth season of The Walking Dead premieres on AMC Oct. 22.

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He's Helped Carl Through Some Very Tough Times . . . Like When He Lost His Eye
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He's Helped Carl Through Some Very Tough Times . . . Like When He Lost His Eye

02
He Never Gives Up No Matter What He's Up Against
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He Never Gives Up No Matter What He's Up Against

03
He's Not Afraid to Show Emotion When Something Goes Wrong . . .
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He's Not Afraid to Show Emotion When Something Goes Wrong . . .

But doesn't dwell on problems for too long, even if they're really tragic.

04
He's Been Faced With Some Tough Parenting Choices, Like Leaving Judith With Other People . . .
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He's Been Faced With Some Tough Parenting Choices, Like Leaving Judith With Other People . . .

And your daughter can be really hard to give up when there are a bunch of zombies milling around.

05
He Always Finds Time to Tell His Kids He Loves Them, Despite What's Happening
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He Always Finds Time to Tell His Kids He Loves Them, Despite What's Happening

06
He Squeezes In Quality Time With His Kids Whenever He Can
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He Squeezes In Quality Time With His Kids Whenever He Can

08
He Made Sure His Daughter Had Great Female Role Models After His Wife Died
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He Made Sure His Daughter Had Great Female Role Models After His Wife Died

09
He Talks About Some Really Heavy Sh*t With His Son
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He Talks About Some Really Heavy Sh*t With His Son

Like how Carl had to kill his own mother? Yeah, Rick helped him through that.

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He's Raised Some Damn Good Kids . . .
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He's Raised Some Damn Good Kids . . .

And there's no doubt that Carl and Judith are some of the show's most beloved characters.