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These Quotes From K-Drama Dads Will Always Warm Our Hearts

Which Korean drama appa reminds you most of your dad?
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K-dramas definitely go beyond romance. There are so many epic Korean drama scenes that actually have a heartwarming family theme. While the fictional eommas (moms) are definitely unforgettable, the K-drama appas (dads) also give us the feels. Some of them can even make you ugly-cry, especially when you’re reminded how much parents can love their children, how much they’re willing to sacrifice, and how much they adore their kids. Father figures and single moms (who also play the role of dads) included, of course!

Relive precious father-child moments in recent K-dramas through these epic life lessons and quotes:

1. “No matter how much I scold her, she’s still my precious little girl.”—Hong Yoo Chan (Cha Young’s appa), Vincenzo

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2. “He’s still just a child who doesn’t know the ways of the world. It’s hard to believe that he’s my son. I’m amazed by him. He’s doing what he thinks is right and is willing to be responsible.”—Park Sung Yeol (Saeroyi’s appa), Itaewon Class

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3. “[Raising a kid]—it’s hard. But my son… But I love my son to pieces.”—Lee Ik Jun (Uju’s appa), Hospital Playlist 

4. “I was dying to become a pilot [but] we couldn’t afford the Air Force Academy. But now, you guys (my kids) are my dream.”—Ko Hyung Sik (Dong Man’s appa), Fight for My Way

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5. “I didn't do anything to embarrass my son. I'm not very well off and I raised him without a dad so I always feel sorry about that, but I'm not ashamed. I didn't do anything to be ashamed of myself.”—Oh Dong Baek (Pil Gu’s eomma *and* appa), When the Camellia Blooms

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6. “If your kid is that precious to you, other people’s kids are precious, too.”—Hwang Yong Sik (Pil Gu’s father figure), When the Camellia Blooms 

7. "[In a scary world], you fall and get hurt all the time. I wish I could at least fall on sand instead of concrete."—Seo Chung Myung (Dal Mi and In Jae's dad), Start-Up 

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8. "It's never good to move too fast. That speed can hurt many people."—Nam Seong Wan (Do San's dad), Start-Up 

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9. “Dads don’t automatically become dads the moment you’re born either. It’s my first time being a dad too. So… I’d like it if you could go easy on me.”—Sung Dong Il (Deok Sun, Bo Ra, and No Eul’s appa), Reply 1988 

10. “There’s no set order when it comes to dying. This is just the way life is.—Choi Moo Sung (Taek’s appa), Reply 1988

11. “You don’t need to go to college or get a fancy title. These are all not needed. What do you need that piece of paper for? As long as you don’t wrong others and can provide for yourself, that’s good enough. I’m fine with it even if you don’t get into college.”—Kim Sung Kyun (Jung Hwan and Jung Bong’s appa), Reply 1988

12. “As parents, it breaks our hearts that we can’t help our child fulfill her dream.”—Sung Dong Il, Reply 1988

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13. “Appa’s hopes and dreams? I want my Bo Ra, Deok Sun, and No Eul to never be in pain. And to be healthy. That’s the only dream that I have. That’s… that’s your dad’s dream. Having all three of my kids being healthy and not sick. Besides that, what could I want? There’s nothing, there’s the only one.”—Sung Dong Il, Reply 1988

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14. “I realized something really big today. I thought it was all over once the petals bloomed. But once those petals open, there is another fruit that blooms.”—Sung Dong Il, Reply 1988 

15. “Since you were born, and every moment between then and now, don’t forget that you have always been my most precious jewel.”—Sung Dong Il, Reply 1988

16. “You can’t carry out an execution without an investigation and a trial. There may be innocent victims. But things are different when I witness someone trying to kill my son. You can’t be innocent.”—Ri Chung Ryeol (Captain Ri’s appa), Crash Landing on You

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Stumped on what to say to your appa this Father’s Day? Or maybe for his birthday or any day you want him to feel special? Here are few K-drama quotes you can borrow or take inspiration from:

"Dad [taught] me that deserts would cover the entire world if it was sunny every day. We need rain and snow for plants and delicious fruits like this tangerine to grow."—Seo Dal Mi, Start-Up

“If I’m ever reborn, I want to be reborn as your daughter.”—Sung Bo Ra, Reply 1988

“I won’t change her for hundreds and thousands of you.”—Kang Pil Gu, When the Camellia Blooms 

“I just need you, Dad. You’re my favorite person in the entire universe.”—Lee Uju, Hospital Playlist