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->''"We didn't give up on our dreams! We changed our dreams into your dream! That's what parents do! That's what family does!"''
-->--'''[[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Akio Furukawa]]''', ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''

In television, parents are either [[BumblingDad dorky]], [[WhenYouComingHomeDad busy]], {{abusive|Parents}}, [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents embarrassing]], {{evil|Matriarch}}, [[MyBelovedSmother overbearing]], {{overprotective|Dad}}, [[ParentalNeglect neglectful]], [[ParentsAsPeople only human]], [[ParentalAbandonment absent]] or [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest dead]], [[ParentalIncest squicky]], [[ParentalObliviousness lost]], [[PushoverParents too submissive]], or just plain [[AdultsAreUseless useless]].

But what about parents who get things right? The parents who are always there. The ones who support their children no matter what they do and attend all their events. They tell them how [[SoProudOfYou proud they are of them]]. They give out useful [[{{AnAesop}} advice]] and help them on their homework. They keep their children safe without being overprotective. They punish them when they're bad and award them when they're good. But they will always love them. Through good times and bad, these parents are always there for their kids. They will sacrifice just about anything for their children, even their own lives.

These parents can be the MamaBear or the PapaWolf, and can even be the ActionDad, ActionMom or BattleCouple. They are often found in a NuclearFamily so will often consist of a HappilyMarried couple. They can even be a part of a BadassFamily. They are also not against using ToughLove when necessary. They can also turn out to be an OpenMindedParent.

And they can be a ''real pain'' to write about, since the story conflict has to be one that the parents don't fix for the children, and, if necessary, enough to cause a problem for the combined forces of children and parents.

When the Good Parents aren't the actual parents of the character, it's ParentalSubstitute. When the Good Parents are the adoptive parents, it's HappilyAdopted. If they were good parents at one time, but [[NeverSayDie forcefully removed from this realm of existence]], then they are DeceasedParentsAreTheBest. When the Good Parents aren't against doing illegal or morally questionable acts to protect their children, they are the {{Knight Templar Parent}}s.

TruthInTelevision, of course[[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease ...but we won't be]] [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement discussing that.]]



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH0AYSBZafU A German commercial]] that shows that a {{Goth}} girl getting [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer alienated]] by everyone, from her peers to random strangers...except, for her father who shows that he'll always stand by her.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** Grisha and Carla Yeager. They are shown to have been very loving parents and their son and daughter both adored them. It was the death of Carla that kick-started Eren's desire to join the Survey Corps and kill every Titan that he can.
** Mikasa's biological parents as well.
* ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'':
** Marika has [[DisappearedDad no father]] in her life. Her mother is portrayed as nothing but sweet and supportive. She is never shown being negative or harsh towards Marika for her feminine nature and even let her wear skirts until kindergarten. [[spoiler:When Marika came out as transgender in middle school she accepted it easily and begins to see her as her daughter instead of her son.]]
** Satoshi's family apparently consists of him, his mother, and his several older sisters. His mother is nice and is fine with his crossdressing.
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'':
** Sakura's father. Her mother Nadeshiko too, though she tends not to be around very often, being dead and all.
** Fujitaka is a mix of this and ParentsAsPeople, actually. We get to see him around and be a good dad, but we also see him [[{{Workaholic}} working so hard]] that he can't spend as much time with them as the three need. He also knows it and sometimes kicks himself for this, apologizing to Touya for giving him a partial PromotionToParent and pretty much having to run from work in the SickEpisode when Sakura is bedridden.
* Sanae and Akio of ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''. Just about the best parents ever, if a little eccentric sometimes. [[spoiler: In their backstory, though, they were neglectful of Nagisa when she was little... until she almost fell victim to her IllGirl condition.]] Later, [[spoiler: they're the best grandparents to Ushio when Tomoya goes DisappearedDad after Nagisa's DeathByChildbirth, but it's strongly implied that they're also {{Stepford Smiler}}s that love Ushio genuinely, but don't allow themselves to grieve for Nagisa in order to raise her child well and lovingly. At some point Sanae is even seen ''tearing up'' while talking to Tomoya, due to this.]]
* The Anime/DigimonTamers have some pretty good parents, [[SavingTheWorld all things]] [[CosmicHorrorStory considered]]. Special mention goes to Jenrya's dad, Ruki's grandma and Takato's parents.
** Pretty much goes for the parents in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure 01-03'', all shown to be caring parents for their children, very unusual in a children's show.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** Krillin and Android 18 are loving, caring parents to Marron.
** Mr. Satan ([[{{Bowdlerized}} Hercule in the edited for TV versions]]) is this towards Videl, despite being a tad bit overprotective sometimes.
** Bulma herself to her children Trunks and Bra.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'': A rare commodity, especially among [[BigScrewedUpFamily the Sohmas]].
** Hiro's mom is virtually the only good parent for a Member of the Zodiac (that we see), although she still inevitably embarrasses her twelve-year-old son every so often. [[UnnamedParent Kagura's parents]] also get an award for being pretty decent.
** [[TheEmpath Saki Hanajima]] has loving parents who are about as understanding as can be expected, considering her inexplicable PsychicPowers.
** In flashbacks, Tohru's mom is shown to have been pretty wonderful — working hard to support her as a single mom but still spending time with her, telling her to always be herself and to go at her own pace — even providing parental words of wisdom to ''other'' people's kids when they really needed it. And middle school graduation parties.
** Kyo's foster father, though he initially took him in to [[spoiler:atone for his treatment of the previous Cat]], did a remarkable job raising him -- probably the best thing he did was treat him with respect. (For instance, when Kyo was young, and they encountered some Sohma women gossiping about how [[spoiler:Kyo as good as killed his mother]], he picked Kyo up and said "It's time you breathed the air of higher places", shaming the women into silence.) Though a teacher once questioned his parenting because of Kyo's problem behavior, Kyo probably turned out as well as he could have, given the circumstances. Having a parent he could trust and turn to was likely what kept him from giving over to despair entirely.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Trisha Elric was a kind and loving mother who praised her two children for their alchemy—in fact they became alchemists purely because their mother was so proud of them. Their father Hohenheim seems to fail them by abandoning them, but then [[spoiler:we learn he left to help save the country, and when he's back in their lives he's a good, loving father who's also proud of his kids. He even glared at an EldritchAbomination to warn him to never mock his sons.]]
** Maes Hughes, people. While he may have elements of OverprotectiveDad, you really can't claim that he wasn't a damn good father to Elysia.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** Kagome Higurashi's widowed mother didn't berate or question her daughter when she got involved in quite the plot in the Sengoku Jidai. In fact, thinking that YouCantFightFate, she decides to support Kagome in her quests, and so she buys her a bike and contantly gives her treats for her friends.[[spoiler: At the end of the series when the well opens one last time after a three year dormancy, she supports Kagome in her decision to return to the Sengoku Jidai, even though she knows she will never see Kagome again.]]
** Inuyasha and Sesshomaru's father. He posthumously manages to provide protection for Inuyasha and guidance for Sesshomaru through their swords, [[EmpathicWeapon Tessaiga and Tenseiga]].
** InuYasha's mother as well. Given his DarkAndTroubledPast is it not far off thinking that the memory of her kept him going and not made him the monster the villagers thought he had to be.
** Both of Shiori's parents.
* Just as loving and at least as eccentric: Meimi's parents in ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail''.
* Mako Mankanshoku's parents in ''Anime/KillLaKill'' are genuinely good and caring people (Though, her father is a bit of a [[ThePeepingTom Peeping Tom]] when it comes to Ryuko.) who immediately accept Ryuko as part of their family and, along with her younger brother, all pitch in to help fight against the BigBad when the times comes for it.
* ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'':
** Shibuya 'Uma-chan' Shouma and his wife Shibuya 'Hamano Jennifer' Miko are pretty awesome parents. Miko-san is a bit of a CloudCuckooLander and dressed her younger son as a girl until he got old enough to object (he was cute as hell, too), and Shouma is busy, but they're extremely devoted and have a home that radiates security.
** One of the more fun subtle angles of the show is that as it progresses you see more and more what the lead gets from each of his parents—it's not ham-handed replication or anything either; it's as psychologically sound as you can get in a series where the hero develops a form of IncorruptiblePurePureness. Bonus points for the fact that Miko and Shouma annoy Yuuri considerably most of the time. Without doing anything in the realm of AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents. Except that one time with the photo album, I guess...and that other time with the statue...when they followed him halfway around the world....
* The need for children to have these is a common CentralTheme throughout the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise.
** Precia was one before the events of the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha first season]]. The movie remake which delves into her past shows how she would frequently do her best to make time for her daughter as a single mom, despite her demanding job as chief engineer for a corporation with unreasonable executives. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, LoveMakesYouEvil, and the reason why she turned into an insane EvilMatriarch was due to her original daughter dying in a power plant meltdown incident caused by her bosses [[IgnoredExpert refusing to heed her warnings]], causing her to become obssessed with bringing back her first child]].
** Admiral Lindy Harlaown is another case of a good single parent, but in her case, the TSAB is more accomodating of single parent employees. Raising a son like Chrono who had become withdrawn due to the death of his father is no easy task, and she later she adopts Fate, a little girl who had been raised in an abusive household. Thanks to her efforts, both have gone out from their own shells, growing up to become successful adults and parents themselves. Even then, the [[AllThereInTheManual sound stages]] reveal that she's still there to help while she's semi-retired, either in taking care of their kids while they're away or in giving them parental advice for the problems they encounter.
** Speaking of which, Fate Testarossa Harlaown becomes this by ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', adopting children like her who were raised in an abusive environment, such as Erio, Caro, and Vivio. In fact, the second ''[=StrikerS=]'' Sound Stage revealed that Fate put a lot of effort into [[InvokedTrope invoking this]] to avoid [[IAmNotMyFather ending up like Precia]]. Before she came, Erio was shown [[AllThereInTheManual in the supplementary manga]] to have been reduced to a WildChild that lashed out at anyone with his powers while Caro was exiled by her tribe for being too powerful and had lived on her own for a long time. Thanks to her, they were given a normal childhood, and when the BigBad tried to break Fate by pointing out that her adopted children being {{Child Soldier}}s made her [[NotSoDifferent no different]] from himself, her adopted children counters the breaking by pointing out that Fate didn't choose this path for them, they chose it themselves and all Fate did was raise them to be strong-willed enough for them to make their decision.
** Genya and Quint Nakajima are shown to be this towards their daughters Ginga and Subaru, with Genya raising his daughters on his own after Quint died in a mission when they were still young. When Genya feared for the life of his daughter Subaru [[spoiler:after Ginga had just been kidnapped by the BigBad]], and was ready to use his military clout to remove Subaru from Riot Force 6 after she was injured, he nonetheless respected the wishes of Subaru when she decided that she wanted to stay to help finish the incident. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that Ginga and Subaru were children that were illegally cloned from Quint without her knowledge, which she had decided to adopt regardless because they needed someone to take care of them. Genya would later go on to adopt Cinque, Nove, Dieci, and Wendi for the same reason.]]
** Nanoha Takamachi eventually became this with Vivio. Vivio is a MysteriousWaif [[spoiler:CloneJesus]] with powers and a history that cause several people to seek her out either to obtain or kill her. When Nanoha learned what she is, she and Fate adopted Vivio and raised her as a normal child, giving Vivio enough support and leeway so she could pursue her own goals but doing it with enough strictness so Vivio doesn't abuse her powers for mischief. And may heaven help anyone who decides that it would be a good idea to kidnap Vivio. The last time that happened with [[MamaBear Nanoha's knowledge]], she literally blasted through an entire AntiMagic starship to take out one of the perpetrators with a WaveMotionGun.
** From what little is seen of them, Rinne's adoptive parents appear to be this. Most tellingly, [[PerpetualFrowner the only time she smiles is when she's spending time with them]].
* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'':
** Midoriya's mother is very supportive of her son's desire to be a hero, especially since she feels that she didn't give him the moral support he needed as a child. It crosses over into ParentsAsPeople territory when her desire to support his dream of being a superhero conflicts with her concern for his safety; repeated injuries and several highly publicized villain attacks leads her to [[spoiler: consider removing him from the hero academy for his own safety, though a Thank You letter from a boy he had saved combined with a AintTooProudToBeg moment from All Might gets her to reconsider.]]
** Uraraka's parents are also implied to be very supportive of her, though they haven't been shown onscreen yet.
* Fairly common in [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]] films.
** ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'':
*** Professor Kusakabe has got to be the nicest Dad in anime, hands down.
*** Their mother spends most of the movie stuck in the hospital, but she too is a very sweet person, when her daughters visit.
** Sosuke's mother Lisa in ''Anime/PonyoOnACliffByTheSea'' -- the [[AdultsAreUseless Useless Parents]] would be all over the wall if you brought home a fish girl who turns into a human, but not her.
** Pod and Homily in ''Anime/TheBorrowerArrietty'', even though Homily has a tendency to get a bit hysterical at times.
** Kiki's parents in ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' also qualify, although they don't get much screen time.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': [[spoiler:Relena ''and'' Zechs's father, Marticus Rex aka King Peacecraft, was this as well. He actually ''died'' to protect baby!Relena and let Mr. Darlian (his NumberTwo back then) escape with her to safety as the Cinq Kingdom was burned down.]]
* ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'':
** There are some mums and dads who ''do'' get it right. Of the living parents, Choza Akimichi and Shikaku Nara are probably the two who have the best relationships with their kids -- although they've both had [[WhatTheHellHero moments of being angry with their sons]], they're still shown to be very close to them. Ino and Inoichi Yamanaka also appear to be close, although their relationship is not given as much screentime.
** [[spoiler:Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki manage to be a loving father and mother towards Naruto from ''beyond the grave'', and Naruto is greatly comforted when he finds out [[HeroicSacrifice just how far his parents were willing to go for him]].]]
** Sasuke more or less had reasonably good parents. His mother Mikoto seemed to be very loving, and while Sasuke did tend to feel that he was TheUnfavorite in his father's eyes, not long before his death Fugaku more or less tells him he's proud of him. They were pretty good to Itachi as well. [[spoiler:Fugaku and Mikoto respected Itachi's decision to side with Konoha over the Uchiha clan and didn't resent him for their imminent deaths at his blade. They ''pitied'' Itachi because he was the one who had to live with this terrible but necessary act and their last request was that he look after Sasuke. Fugaku, like any real father would, states that he was proud of Itachi, no matter what. Itachi subsequently broke down as he killed them, knowing that in spite of them being traitors to the village, they were his parents, and good ones at that.]]
* Ririka's parents and Seiya's parents are all portrayed positively in ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'', but special mention goes to Ririka's father. He has an entire episode [[ADayInTheLimelight dedicated to him]]. After Ririka misinterprets some gestures he thought were nice, he ends up befriending Ririka's snobbish classmate Miyuki, whose own father is distant due to work. Ririka is jealous when she finds out about it, but Miyuki tells Ririka that she is lucky to have a kind father who wants to spend time with her rather than constantly being at work.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Queen Otohime. Even when she is exhausted or depressed from her efforts to get the Fishmen Island residents to sign a peace treaty to cohabit with humans, she never lets her exhaustion or depression appear in front of her children and is shown caring for them very much and spending lots of time with them.
** King Cobra balances ruling Alabasta and caring for his daughter Vivi. He is occasionally shown to be an OverprotectiveDad, following Vivi when she was outside the palace despite encouraging such interaction and a PapaWolf when bandits tried to kidnap her.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'':
** Fujioka "Ranka" Ryouji, Haruhi's father. Although he's a WholesomeCrossdresser, he cares very much for his only child. After the death of his wife Kotoko, he made sure he did everything he could for Haruhi, often working long hours to support them. He's always there to give advice if she needs it, and goes to every school function he can (even if Haruhi tries to keep him from doing so in order for him to rest after long days at work).
** Tamaki's MissingMom Anne fits this. In flashbacks she's always shown as a kind, loving woman who cares very much for her son, despite [[IllGirl being ill often]]. Around Chapter 56 or 57 Kyouya [[spoiler: finds Anne in France on a class field trip. We see that Anne ''is'' very much the loving person she is portrayed as in flashbacks, and has some of the same naivete as Tamaki.]] Also in flashbacks we see that she feels regret every day for giving Tamaki up to his paternal grandmother in exchange for the Suou family to help her family's business get back on its feet. Tamaki, however, harbors no resentful feelings toward her decision, understanding that it was for the best, and only wants to see her stay healthy in hopes of them reuniting.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': The Kanames certainly [[ParentsAsPeople aren't perfect]] (her mother having a [[DrowningMySorrows mild alcohol addiction]]) and, as {{Muggles}}, certainly [[AdultsAreUseless can't help Madoka]] with [[CosmicHorrorStory her problems]]. But they clearly love her and provide her with as much support and protection as they are able, their guidance playing a large role in Madoka's persistant resistance to [[DealWithTheDevil Kyuubey]]. The first movie amps it up more by showing a montage of Madoka growing up much of these involve her loving parents.
* Usagi's parents in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' don't have a big role, but they are portrayed as a loving, typical nuclear family. Even if Kenji is a bit of an OverprotectiveDad and Ikuko is an EducationMama. WordOfGod says Minako's parents are this way as well. Even if Mom might be the nagging type, which makes Minako kinda bitter.
* [[DontFearTheReaper Lord Death]] from ''Manga/SoulEater'' is a bit of a [[BumblingDad clueless father]], but he really cares about his son. The first dialogue between the two has Death calling his son 'cute' and praising him in general.
* The Shimogamo mother of the ''Literature/TheEccentricFamily'' genuinely believes, in stark contrast with the common consensus, that all of her four sons are excellent raccoon-dogs each and every one of them fit to succeed their deceased father—a great community leader.
* Hana works as hard as she can in ''[[Anime/WolfChildrenAmeAndYuki Wolf Children]]'' raising two half-wolf children as a single mother.
* Akiyuki's mother and father in ''Anime/XamdLostMemories,'' even if they don't always get along and his father is a bit of a slob....
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'':
** Yusei's father not only saved him from the Zero Reverse when he was a baby, Yusei's father saves him from death as a ghost. ''Twice.''
** Aki's parents try to be this for Aki after years of ParentalNeglect. During the WRGP, they cheer her up after she lost her duel against Andore.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'':
** Yuma's father Kazuma is an Subversion. He might have taught Yuma dueling and his CatchPhrase "Kattobingu", which has the purpose to cheer Yuma up when he feels down. But he also send Astral to Yuma which caused his son's suffering throughout the series while not contacting him at all and then after everything is said and done, happily leaves again.
** This trope is mixed with LoveMakesYouEvil with Dr. Faker. He is forced by Vector to destroy the Astral World to save his youngest son Haruto from an "illness".
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', many parents watch their children dueling and cheer them up.
** Yuya's DisappearedDad Yusho is a downplayed example while he loves Yuya with all his heart and taught to always him to smile if as life is hard and the best way to live is face hardships with a smile. Yuya took the advice wrong and it made him a StepfordSmiler and [[spoiler:Yusho willingly left ... [[ParentsAsPeople to prevent a dimensional war]]. But at the same time Yusho is very proud when he hears of Yuya's achievements and when they reunite, he takes Yuya's tears as proof that the war has gone on too long. When Yuya is being absorbed by Zarc, Yusho makes it his personal mission to save Yuya even after learning that Yuya isn't his biological son and is part of the devil. Yusho was even carded protecting Yuya and in his last moments, he smiled to Yuya, to remind him to smile.]]
** Yuya's mother Yoko not only watches some of his duels, at one point, she throws a lunch to Yuya in the middle of a duel to give him enough energy to win this duel. She believes that Yuya will surpass Yusho and right before [[spoiler:Yuya left for the Synchro Dimension, she dueled him to remind him that he has another way and to always keep smiling.]]
** Shuzuo wins the prize for good parent in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. He always dotes on his daughter Yuzu and is worried when she skips duel school. [[spoiler:When Yuzu is teleported to the Synchro Dimension, he is heartbroken that he can't save her himself and would willingly storm Academia to save her. This is furthered when even after everyone lost their memories of Yuzu, even Yuya! Shuzuo alone still has some memories of her and is the one to remember her.]]
* Every parent in Manga/HappyHappyClover are very nice. One of the nicest would have to be Mallow's mother,Clover mother and father, an Kale's mother. Despite Clover's mother being a but naggy with her daughter she is a very sweet mother and is even seen comforting Clover when she runs back crying while looking for Rambler and runs back time home due to being very scared since she was out in the middle of nowhere.
* Katarina in ''LightNovel/DestructionFlagOtome'' was pretty spoiled growing up and was well on her way to becoming a SpoiledBrat otome game villain. Literally. However, waking up to memories of her past life let her chill out and preemptively nipped some family issues in the bud, leaving her parents a loving couple who doted on her and her new step brother without letting them become obnoxious brats.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Surprisingly, ComicBook/{{Ares}} of Creator/MarvelComics is a very competent and loving father towards his son Alexander.
* When [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon]] is being [[GrandTheftMe hijacked by Brainiac]], her friend ComicBook/BlackCanary uses a picture of Babs's beloved father Jim Gordon to help pull her back from oblivion. As she explains it, and as we see throughout [[ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey the series]], if there ever was a father, ''this'' man was it. Sometimes their relationship also verges over to HappilyAdopted, but writers can never seem to agree on whether or not Barbara is Jim's biological daughter, his niece that he raised after her parents death, or a non-blood adoptee.
* Though it's a little bit more DependingOnTheWriter, Thomas and Martha Wayne are usually depicted as truly loving of their son Bruce and truly good people. In most of the alternate universes where they survive, whatever the other consequences, it's taken as a given that Bruce would have a mostly happy childhood.
* ComicBook/BlueBeetle: Bianca and Alberto Reyes, who provide support and guidance for their son Jaime in his career as a superhero.
* ''ComicBook/{{Circles}}'': Paulie and Douglas are good fathers to Douglas' son Jason and Jason loves them back.
* ComicBook/{{Luke Cage|HeroForHire}} and his wife ComicBook/JessicaJones are dedicated to their daughter Danielle. Her safety is always their first priority, and when she was kidnapped by an alien infiltrator, Luke was willing to make [[DealWithTheDevil a deal]] with ComicBook/NormanOsborn, at the time the most powerful man in America, for his help in getting her back.
* You'd think his goofiness and madcap antics would make him a horrible parent, but ComicBook/PlasticMan is anything but. He loves his son VERY much and his son loves him back the same. Any moment in a comic with both of them at the same time is guaranteed [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments D'awwwe!-inducing]].
* Done rather frighteningly in ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}''. All of the Pride are murderers, thieves, and backstabbers who quickly sign up to bring about the end of the world. When they have children, they love them and do their best to provide good futures for them... by which they mean that they will destroy everyone else on Earth and let their children inherit what is left. [[spoiler:After they are defeated, the kids run into the past versions of Geoffrey Wilder and Mr. and Mrs. Yorkes, whose children both died. Upon learning of this, the parents are horrified and try their hardest to protect them...by murdering those "responsible" for it.]]
** The only one who really averts this trope is [[AbusiveParents Victor Stein]].
* Of course there are the Kents, who beautifully raised a [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} orphan alien]] into a good man who has devoted his life to the service of others.
* Despite being a murderous thug, Tombstone was actually a loving and supportive father to his daughter Janice in Comicbook/TheSuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan, even though he actively encouraged her fascination with crime. Even though he disapproved of her desire to be a supervillain (as he wanted her to be a mob lawyer), he never forbids her from pursuing her dream though he makes it clear that she's on her own.
* [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Roy Harper]] definitely counts as a single father raising a little girl, Lian, who's been consistently written as an adorable, precocious, highly perceptive, and well-adjusted young child, not starved of love or attention despite the fact that her father is a superhero and has often required nannies and babysitters. There's also the fact that Roy never had to sacrifice parts of his personality to become a good father. This is in stark contrast to his mentor Comicbook/GreenArrow, a {{Jerkass}} with a HiddenHeartOfGold who only ever really knew how to be buddies and often left Roy to his own devices while doing his own thing, and Lian's mother Cheshire, a genocidal maniac and [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]] who considers replacement pregnancies as a good way of getting out of blackmail.
* Fantomex uses this on [[spoiler:a clone of Apocalypse called Genesis]] to try to prove that evil isn't locked into one's genes in ''Uncanny X-force''.
* ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'' has the Kaplans, Wiccan's parents, who mistake his coming out as a superhero as a DIFFERENT kind of coming out and immediately invite his boyfriend into the family. Them being such good parents had also caused some backlash among the fans, since Billy became a {{determinator}} over finding the ComicBook/ScarletWitch, who thanks to chaos magic is also his and Tommy's mom. The fans are hoping that the Kaplans stay relevant, because they ''are'' good parents, even with Wanda back in the picture.
** Happily, that seems to be the case in the new ''Young Avengers'' run. The Kaplans are indeed still very important, having taken in not only Teddy, but Billy's kinda sorta twin brother Tommy for a time as well. Teddy even points out how lucky Billy is to have the Kaplans ''and'' Wanda.

* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12074589/1/Kimyōna-Komisch-Caldo Kimyōna, Komisch, Caldo]]'', a sequel to ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Germany, Italy, and Japan—''all three of them''—are this to Kugelmugel by the end of the story.
* Vernon and Petunia Dursley become this in ''Fanfic/ABetterMan''.
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': After having Teri, Shinji and Asuka try to be good parents for their kids. Shinji in particular was constantly tired during the first months because he was trying to combine parenting with school.
* Michael and Carolyn Lestrade in ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime''. Michael is not always around for his kids due to being a detective on the other side of the Atlantic, but he certainly had time to instill and cultivate a Sherlockian obsession in his eldest two children. Michael and Carolyn are still HappilyMarried with several children when their twenty-five-year-old daughter, Beth, can finally introduce them to her husband. Michael's first meeting with said husband, none other than Literature/SherlockHolmes, turns out to be far less painful than Sherlock had anticipated, and much more fond.
* In the original Fanfic/DantesNightAtFreddys, Lucia is depicted as the better parent towards her and Dante's children, while Dante himself comes across as selfish and easily annoyed. However, when their daughter is dragged into the events of the sequel, ''Animatronic Boogaloo'', Dante shows off a lot of PapaWolf tendencies and that trying to hurt his kids is his most extreme BerserkButton.
* They were only talked about on two or three occasions, but the parents of Kallian Tabris from ''Fanfic/DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns'' are said to be this (or to have been, since her mother Adaia is dead). In fact, [[spoiler: King Cailan practically invokes this trope while dying, because she slapped his senses back into him so he could meet his end calmly, without being wrecked with guilt over having gotten his men killed.]] It is revealed that her father Cyrion [[spoiler: spent most of one night talking to Faren, the dwarven commoner, when Kallian dragged him over to her home, so he could get a good idea of who his daughter had gotten involved with.]]
* Elrond has been often portrayed as a loving father for all four of his children, including his adopted son Aragorn, as seen in such stories like [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1179397/1/An-Eye-For-An-Eye An Eye For An Eye]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2626518/1/Healing-Hope Healing Hope]]. Woe be to any living being who dared [[PapaWolf threaten or hurt his children]].
* Some fanfiction has England and France be this to America and Canada for ''Axis Powers Hetalia''. In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5769940/1/Feverish Feverish]], for example, both of them work together to help Canada survive the weird disease he suffers from.
* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'': Neither Shinji nor Asuka thought they were parent material, but they become this to Ryuko. They are loving and supportive, put her happiness first and they are pretty open-minded with her delinquent behavior during her teen years.
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': Shinji and Asuka try to raise Akiko [[spoiler:and later Sakiko]] at their best skill. Shinji desperately wants to be a good husband and father.
* From ''Webcomic/KillLaKillAU'', we have Ragyou and Soichiro, the former especially in a large divergence from [[EvilMatriarch her]] [[AbusiveParents canon]] [[ParentalIncest counter]][[HumanoidAbomination part]]. In the contrast, she loves her children and, while she is eccentric in some regards, she has none of the abusive and downright creepy things that made the original Ragyo such a monster.
* Kyon's parents in ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'' are this, even while they are shown antagonistic to the SOS Brigade: in this case their behavior it's usually because [[LockedOutOfTheLoop they aren't told all the facts including he supernatural]], because they fear their children's actions will lead them to similar errors than they made, or [[AdultFear because Kyon or his sister were in real danger of being shot, kidnapped, etc.]]
* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' fic ''FanFic/{{Ragnarok}}'' Souichiro Yagami is this for Light. Light relates that his father "saved his life" [[FixFic when he caught onto his growing mental problems]] by pulling him out of school and worked with him to help his mind heal, giving him training that actually stimulated his genius and encouraging him to experience more of the world and just be a teenager for a while. He also suggested Light take on a quasi-legal hobby like hacking in order to train him out of his growing BlackAndWhiteInsanity.
* ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'' has [[spoiler: Shinji and Asuka]] of all people, become this. It is repeatedly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by themselves.
* While ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' has its fair share of AbusiveParents, there are many who are very supportive and loving to their children, such as Delia to Ash, Grace to Serena and Meyer to Clemont and Bonnie. A general rule in-story is that, if any parent has a bloodliner child and doesn't fall into FantasticRacism, they're considered good ones.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Carlos may have not supported Manolo's choice of a music career, but he raised his son with love and pride. [[spoiler:He eventually sees Manolo's talent as an amazing one and apologizes for his initial harshness]]. WordOfGod even stated that Carlos stopped bullfighting after Carmen died so Manolo wouldn't be alone.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe,'' Gru doesn't start out this way, but by the end of the film, even his WellDoneSonGuy mother is proud of his parenting skills.
* Amazing parents from the [[Characters/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney movies]].
** In Disney's ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', it's implied that Cinderella's father was this, [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest before he died]].
** Mrs. Potts in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast.''
** Mufasa in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' is one of, if not THE best, fathers in any film, as he is wise, humorous, stern when necessary, protective, and royal. This is part of the reason his death is such a well-known TearJerker. Even after his death, he continues to guide his son in spirit. Although she doesn't get as much focus as Mufasa, Sarabi is also shown to be a very loving mother. When Simba sees Scar smack her near the end, he loses his temper.
** In ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', there's Quasimodo's biological mother at the beginning. Her appearance is very brief [[spoiler: since she gets killed by Frollo in the prologue]] but the way she's running from soldiers with the little helpless baby in her hands, while never giving up despite her chances of escape being hopeless, is certainly what a good parent would do.
** ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', thanks to AdaptationalHeroism, both Hera and Zeus are affectionate parents to their son, Hercules.
** Considering the time period and culture, Disney/{{Mulan}}'s parents deserve a mention considering they are very accepting of their daughter's quirks and genuinely want the best for her. And when she leaves to join the army, neither of them are mad so much as terrified for Mulan's safety.
** Pacha and Chicha on ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', and the spin-off series ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool''.
** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'':
*** Tiana's parents are clearly loving, supportive, and moral. Both of them are willing to work hard to make sure their little girl has a better life, and never lose sight of the importance of love.
*** Charlotte aka Lottie's father is also a certified DotingParent.
** While they don't get much screen time, Rapunzel's parents from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' clearly loved their daughter and, after she was kidnapped, spent the next eighteen years trying to find her. Downplayed when the reunite though as the King ended up being way too overprotective of his daughter to the point of confining her in the castle under maximum security protection (not unlike what Gothel did to Rapunzel) while the Queen just agree to his decision but nevertheless, they did so under the misguided belief that their daughter will be kept safe from harm.
** Anna and Elsa's parents from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' do their very best to protect their daughters and get Elsa to control her powers, until they are lost in a storm at sea. Mistakes are made, catastrophic ones, but every decision is made out of honest concern for their daughters' well being.
* ''[[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation Dreamworks:]]''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek The Third}}'' When Fiona announces to Shrek that he is going to be a father, he is terrified because he thinks he will become an abusive father like his own father was to him. In the end, though, he proves to be a very good and loving father to his children.
** In ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'', genius dog Mr Peabody is a loving father to Sherman, the human boy he adopted. (By contrast, in the original ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' segments, Peabody treated Sherman more as a pet.)
* Some good parents from ''Creator/{{Pixar}}'':
** Bob and Helen Parr in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles.'' Bob may struggle with ParentalObliviousness sometimes, but definitely, by the end, he gets it. Helen, in a [[WhatCouldHaveBeen deleted scene,]] even talks about how being a good and loving parent can be ''just'' as important as superheroing when it comes to making the world a better place. Rock on.
** Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' has King Fergus and Queen Elinor (who falls into the MyBelovedSmother territory, but genuinely loves and cares for her children).
** Despite dealing with the stress of their recent move to San Francisco, Riley's parents on ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' support their daughter's hobbies and, when she has difficulty adjusting, try to determine what's bothering her without ever becoming stifling or intrusive. [[spoiler: The way they comfort Riley after her aborted attempt to run away from home is a ''massive'' TearJerker.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'', widowed mouse Mrs Brisby is a gentle, kind mother who spends most of the film rescuing her endangered family.

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* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'':
** After Marty influences the past events of his parents in 1955 and returns to his own time, George and Lorraine are seen as this, due to George having confidence in himself and Lorraine having a much more positive outlook on life.
** As well, his parents were, at heart, basically good-hearted and had good intentions, to begin with, raising Marty to have a pretty strong sense of right and wrong that guides him through all three films. In the original timeline, George's main problem was having a [[ExtremeDoormat pushover-type personality]].
* ''Film/TheBlindSide'' has Leigh Ann and Sean Touhy having a loving relationship with their daughter and son and later on with their adopted son Michael.
* ''Film/{{Cinderella 2015}}'':
** The King originally wants Kit to marry a princess for political strength, but then he (briefly) meets Cinderella and understands why Kit has fallen head-over-heels in love with her. [[spoiler: His dying wish is for Kit to go and find her]].
** Cinderella's biological parents, naturally, before they die. Her mother encourages her imagination and teaches her to always be courageous and kind, while her father showers her with love and brings her presents from his travels. [[spoiler: Even when he dies, he makes sure Ella gets the tree branch she asked of him]].
* In ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'', Beldar and Prymaat are such good parents that they give up their newly obtained privileged status on Remulak and fake their own deaths so that their daughter can have the life she wants on Earth. (As Beldar tells her, "After all, it's not every day that a father can give the world to his young one..."
* ''Film/DonnieDarko'': You'd think it would be the kind of movie where the parents are dysfunctional and StepfordSmiler, but Donnie's parents are loving and understanding, and he seems to love them back in his own way.
* Olive's parents in ''Film/EasyA'' are happily married, very supportive of their children and treat their adopted son no different than their natural daughter. Olive's mother provides sage advice when Olive has to clean up the mess she's made of her own reputation.
* ''Film/FinalDestination2'': In a film series where parents are generally left offscreen, Nora Carpenter and Mr Corman from the second movie are two examples.
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}} may be a city-destroying monster, but he genuinely loves his son. In ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'', [[spoiler: he actually [[ManlyTears mourns Junior's death]].]]
* Rhomann Dey in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is a SpaceCop, ReasonableAuthorityFigure, and FriendlyEnemy to our heroes (who are former criminals or outlaws, especially Peter Quill). Later, he personally said he's grateful to them because they helped to protect Xandar and thus saving his daughter's life in the process.
* Jack and Caroline Ryan in ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' count. Jack never forgets his daughter's teddy bear even when preventing World War III.
* ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'': Steve and Diane Freeling are loving and devoted parents to their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne. When Carol Anne is pulled into another dimension by angry spirits, they don't hesitate to battle the supernatural and cross over into the other realm to get her back.
* Played with in ''Film/JurassicWorld''. And oddly enough, it's the ''dinosaurs'' who are the main focus in this case, with several comparisons being drawn between Owen Grady's and [[spoiler: Henry Wu's]] dino-parenting styles. While PapaWolf Owen genuinely cares for his four ''Velociraptors'' and does everything he can to properly raise them, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Henry Wu]] kept the ''I. rex'' in complete isolation and treated her like a disposable experiment instead of a living, feeling animal. Owen outright says that this treatment and parenting style has turned her into an AxCrazy psychopath.
* Bertie and Elizabeth in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' do their best to spend time with their two daughters, particularly Bertie who is a DotingParent. Likewise with Lionel and his wife with their children. The scene where Lionel's sons guessed which Shakespeare character Lionel was playing was just adorable.
* The [[Film/LesMiserables2012 2012 film adaptation]] of [[Theatre/LesMiserables the long-running ''Les Miserables'' musical]] prominently features Creator/HughJackman portraying [[TheAtoner Jean Valjean]] as a completely caring and devoted father to his adopted child Cosette, who dearly loves her step-father back.
* In ''Film/ThisIsEngland'', a troubled boy becomes friends with a group of supportive older teens. After the teens give the boy a stylish haircut, his furious mother confronts the teens and scolds them for overstepping their bounds. Once she's made herself clear, however, she acknowledges that the teens have been a positive influence on her son and allows them to continue socializing.
* Both Odin and Frigga in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' are very loving and caring to their two sons, [[spoiler: including Loki who was adopted and not Asgardian]].
** Played with in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' where Odin becomes a bit unhinged after [[spoiler: Frigga's death]] and has some clashes with Thor.
* In ''Film/BadMoms'', Amy starts out trying to fit this trope. She loves her children and does her best to help them get through school (including doing their homework). She is also a working mom, which results in her constantly being late for everything. Her husband is lazy and is revealed to be cheating on her with a dairy farmer over Skype. Eventually, the stress gets to her, and she snaps, forcing her kids to fend for themselves, blowing off her job, and starting to party with two other moms (one of whom also fits this trope, while the other one is an oversexed single mom, who constantly ignores her son). This puts her in conflict with Gwendolyn, the head of the PTA at her kids' school, who lords over all the moms with tyrannical efficiency. Eventually, Amy manages to convince all the moms at the school to start taking it easier to avoid this much stress. Also, her new hands-off approach with her kids bears fruit. Her son becomes a pretty good cook, and her daughter is far less stressed out over her chances of going to college (and she's only 12). She also hooks up with a widower, who also fits this trope (and finds the time to get rock-hard abs).
* Used in ''Film/TragedyGirls'' to make the point that our {{Villain Protagonist}}s do ''not'' have a FreudianExcuse. Their parents are loving, affectionate, and concerned for their well-being... and yet they grew up to be remorseless serial killers anyway. That said, it appears the girls ''do'' love their parents back, at least a little.

* Geppetto in ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio''. He doesn't get along with children and he is ''extremely'' poor, but he does his best to care about Pinocchio. He gives Pinocchio his breakfast so Pinocchio satisfies his hunger, he makes his best with newspaper and dough to make elegant clothes for Pinocchio and he sells his coat to buy Pinocchio an alphabet, and it is winter in that moment.
* ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'':
** Marilla Cuthbert ''becomes'' this. [[spoiler: Sadly, it's not until after her brother Matthew dies that she's able to tell Anne how much Marilla loves the girl.]]
** Matthew also. Because Marilla assumed the role of disciplinarian, he decided he was free to spoil her whenever he got the chance, and clearly delighted in doing so.
** Also, Anne and Gilbert; their children ''adore'' them.
* Papa and Mama Bear from ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears''.
* ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'': The Whistler mothers, and recently deceased father are/were good parents. They are absent for most of the plot, but the way in which the elder siblings take over their role clearly shows that they had a good role model.
* Reuven Malter's father David in ''Literature/TheChosen''.
* Christopher and Millie in the ''Literature/{{Chrestomanci}}'' series.
* In the ''Literature/{{Clementine}}'' books, Clementine's parents are portrayed fairly strongly as this. They are willing to help Clementine with her problems, though without being intrusive. They make time for family things and they can be funny. They're not perfect by any means, but they very much come across as warm and loving.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Sybil and Samuel Vimes are excellent examples of parents who truly love their children. The latter even is so devoted towards the happiness of his son it becomes a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]] [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome moment of awesome.]]
** The same can be said for Tiffany Aching's mum and dad. ''Especially'' dad.
* Michael and Charity Carpenter in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
** As of ''Changes'', [[spoiler:Harry Dresden and Susan Rodriguez]]. Sure, neither got much chance to do a lot of actual parenting, but both of them go to amazing lengths to keep their daughter away from their enemies. [[spoiler:And when that failed? Well, let's just say you can't exactly ask her kidnappers how that went. Kinda hard to question the dead, you see.]]
** Based on Harry's reminiscences, his father was basically the only good thing to happen in his life before he turned sixteen and met Ebenezar, who was also one of these (though there were some later complications with Eb's secrets coming up). Harry even comments that while Malcolm Dresden managed to provide for the two of them adequately, they lived in PerpetualPoverty because the man usually gave the bulk of his money to charity. Having such a role model definitely impacted Harry.
* The ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}'' features a number of these; especially notable are Chuck and Judy Barstow Mackenzie, whose children include both the biological and the HappilyAdopted.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Arthur and Molly Weasley -- a bit overprotective, but never unreasonably so. It's ironic to realize that the manner in which Harry's horrible Aunt Petunia dotes on Harry's bullying and [[SpoiledBrat spoiled]] cousin Dudley is very much like how Molly dotes on Harry -- constantly praising him for the smallest things (the state of his socks for one notable example), insisting he have third or fourth helpings of food and even refusing to blame him for any mischief he's involved in. Not once in the entire series, in fact, has ''either'' of the Weasley parents ever even spoken to Harry harshly!
** Xenophilius Lovegood as well. Even if [[spoiler:he goes KnightTemplarParent and is willing to sell Harry out]], he does it only so his beloved daughter Luna won't be in danger.
** James Potter and Lily Evans-Potter are implied to have been this before their deaths. Also, [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest they died for Harry]].
** Also Hermione's parents; we don't see much of them, but we know that they're very accepting of their daughter's extraordinary abilities. She loves them so much that she [[spoiler:''makes them forget she exists'' and move to Australia, just to protect them from the Death Eaters.]].
** Despite their beliefs, the Malfoys really care for Draco and would do close to everything for him. In fact, their dedication to each other and the fact that it is much stronger than their loyalty to Voldemort is [[LoveRedeems what redeems them]] in the end.
** The DistantEpilogue shows that Harry and Ginny, as well as Ron and Hermione, grow up to be this for their own children.
* In ''Literature/TheHaunting'', Barney has good parents in his father and step-mother, and it's later revealed that his mother was also a very loving parent before she died in childbirth. When Cole threatens to take away Barney, his very pregnant step-mother immediately steps forward, ready to lay her life down for her stepson.
* In ''Literature/IfIStay'', Mia Hall's parents are loving and supportive of both their children.
* Most of the parents in Creator/JohnGreen's novels are this, especially Quentin's parents in ''Literature/PaperTowns'' (partly because they are psychologists) and Hazel's parents in ''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars''.
* ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' has Julius and Ruby Kane, the parents of the heroes Carter and Sadie Kane, both of which sacrificed themselves for the greater good of the world, but continued to live on in spirit, Julius as the god Osiris and Ruby as a ghost of sorts. Julius expresses a sentiment similar to the page quote, that the dreams that they had are their children's dreams now.
* Ava's father and stepmother in ''Literature/KingdomOfLittleWounds'', especially for the time period. They continue to support Ava even after she nearly ruined the family by miscarrying in public.
* Much of the story of the books of Anna Dewdney's ''Literature/LlamaLlama'' is about the warm relationship between Llama Llama and his Mama Llama, while ''Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too'' is about Nelly having a fun day with her father making a box fort. In the AnimatedAdaptation, Mama Llama is considered such an important character that her voice actress was the first to be announced and a celebrity voice actor at that, Creator/JenniferGarner.
* While Starr's parents in ''Literature/TheHateUGive'' are flawed and have their disagreements, they are also funny, warm, self-sacrificing, and love each other and their children fiercely.
* The ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' follow-up novella ''A Trap for a Necromancer'' reveals that Shelena and her LoveInterest from the main book do indeed have a child and both are shown to be doting parents, though a bit quirky in the latter's case. Roim is always safe, fed and showered with love, and even though Shelena occasionally reminds herself to not be overbearing, she just can't help adoring her son.
* Sostratos' father Lysistratos in ''Literature/OverTheWineDarkSea''.
* Similar to the ''Teen Wolf'' example below, ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' has a long tradition of nasty and/or neglectful parental figures, with only a few exceptions. The most prominent is Sally Jackson, who does everything she can to protect her son and generally keep him sane when she can't do that.
* Harti and Khiri in ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'' were BornIntoSlavery. So when their [[UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn Son And Daughter Are Born]] they let a wizard living near their village adopt them so they grow up happily and free. When they meet again 14 years later are they overjoyed to see their children again. But as their children are {{The Chosen|Many}} [[TheChosenOne Ones]] to free their people must they part again until their mission is accomplished.
* Most of the parental figures in ''Literature/PrincessHolyAura'' are caring parents who try to nurture and help their kids.
* Piers and Ilane of Mindelan in the ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' series. They're kind, loving, and supportive to Kel in her dream to become a knight when few other noble parents would be willing to let their daughters try for that.
* In ''Literature/TheRedAbbeyChronicles'', the protagonist mentions that her father gave the children his food portion during a hunger winter, and that her parents decided to send her away because they knew she's have enough to eat at the Red Abbey. She is shocked when a friend tells her that ''her'' father beat her.
* Almost every parent created by Creator/RosemaryWells depending on the book you read.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** Ned Stark should get a freaking ''medal'' for being a decent, loving, protective father to his six kids in a CrapsackWorld where most noble families view their children as merchandise or nuisances.
** Oberyn Martell (aka "The Red Viper") deserves a mention, as he was known to be a very good father to his eight bastard daughters, the Sand Snakes. His mistress Ellaria Sand (the mother of his four youngest daughters) counts as well.
** From the accounts given of him, [[ActionGirl Brienne of Tarth's]] father Selwyn Tarth was a decent parent who treated his daughter well and gave her a privileged life, allowing her to train to be a knight.
* ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'': Atticus Finch is a single parent example. He treats his children with nothing but love and respect, and a big part of his character is that he refuses to do anything that would lower himself in the eyes of Scout and Jem. For their part, his children adore him just as much -- they're willing to face down a lynch mob for him.
* Gregor and Boots' parents in ''Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles'', though their father is [[DisappearedDad mysteriously missing]] [[spoiler: in ''Gregor the Overlander'', and their mother is a MissingMom for most of the last three books.]]
* Mara's parents in ''Vegan Virgin Valentine''.
* Aral and Cordelia Vorkosigan in ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''. In this they compliment each other as Aral is the stern but affectionate role-model and teacher whereas Cordelia is the comfortor and nurturer. Aral would be the one who helps Miles get on a horse and Cordelia the one who patches him up after he falls so that Miles can get on the horse again.
* In ''Literature/WolfHall'', Thomas Cromwell is determined to be the opposite of his own brutal father. He wants his son to be a gentleman, encourages his older daughter's keen intellect, and constantly worries that he's a good enough parent. He's devastated when his two daughters die in the sweating sickness. He also treats his ward Rafe and nephew Richard as though they're his own sons, even supporting Rafe's choice of a poor widow as a bride after some thought.
* ''Literature/YoungBond'': This novel series, featuring Creator/IanFleming's secret agent Literature/JamesBond as a young teenage boy attending school at Eton College in the 1930s, shows that his parents were caring and protective of him. 007 enjoyed sailing together with his father Andrew and took him to business trips, and when Bond was injured in a sailing trip, his mother Monique embraced him while he was recuperating.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': Tracy and Angie Jordan. While Tracy's CloudCuckooLander status makes for some strange child-rearing ideas, it's clear that he's both a committed husband and a devoted father who genuinely loves his two sons.
-->"If anything happens to me, promise you'll take care of my sons. I don't want them to have to go to college!"
* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'': Gomez and Morticia Addams are great parents. Despite being "altogether ooky", they are still a HappilyMarried couple who love and adore their kids. They have rules like any other family and enjoy a lot of quality time with one another. When a truant officer comes to the house to ask why Pugsley and Wednesday aren't enrolled in public school, Gomez is horrified at the idea of being apart from them all day— "What's the point of having children, if you're just going to get rid of them?"— because that's how much he loves spending time with his son and daughter. (It's also [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments adorable to watch him mope about having no one to play with.]])
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** In the this universe, good parents are ''extremely'' rare, with Fred being the only main character whose parents are truly loving. Lampshaded when this fact is revealed, as the gang spend the entire episode thinking Fred's parents are abusive or out to harm the terrified Fred, only to discover Fred's terror was rooted in her having failed to become a brilliant physicist due to traumatic and tragic events and therefore thinking her parents would view her as a failure. Fred's parents don't care -- they only want her to be happy and healthy, are very proud to have a daughter who is willing to help people in need, and leave the gang stunned by how normal and wonderful they really are.
** Fred herself also acts as one to Angel's son Connor while Angel is temporarily imprisoned and Connor's [[ParentalSubstitute surrogate mom]] Cordelia becomes a Higher Power.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Sheldon Cooper's mother is a wonderful mother from everything we've seen. She knows full well how much of a {{JerkAss}} Sheldon can be, but it's obvious that she loves and supports him, even if she doesn't really understand what he's on about at the time. Besides, she knows how to deal with Sheldon better than anyone else. There's a ''reason'' she's the first one Leonard calls when he needs back-up.
* Blossom's dad Nick on ''{{Series/Blossom}}'' (albeit with shades of OverprotectiveDad).
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' has Alan and Amy, Cory's parents. Not only are they HappilyMarried and good parents to their three (and later four) biological kids, they also are surrogate parents to Shawn and Topanga, to the point where [[PapaWolf Alan]] risks a lawsuit by physically attacking a cult leader who brainwashes Shawn.
* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': Mike and Carol are caring parents who aren't afraid to lay down the law when necessary.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** The fact that Joyce Summers manages to give Buffy exactly the half-loving/half-stern talk that she needs after her vampire boyfriend's gypsy curse turns him evil, despite NOT KNOWING THAT THAT WAS WHAT HAD HAPPENED, speaks volumes.
** Not to mention PapaWolf Giles. Their surrogate relationship builds slowly and subtly at first, but really becomes clear in the episode where her agrees to go to the Ice-Capades with her (there was a lot more going on between them in that episode, but this ultimate outcome was very touching).
* The title character of ''Series/{{Castle}}''. He's immature in a lot of ways, but he's a great father to his daughter Alexis.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': Considering his son was a sociopath, Harry Morgan did a wonderful job raising Dexter. Not so much with his daughter, but still. However, as the show's gone on, it's been shown that Harry was very wrong about Dexter in several aspects -- for example, thinking he would never be able to form emotional connections with others -- and a fair few viewers are wondering, if he'd gotten medical treatment for Dex instead of encouraging his desire for violence, would Dexter still have his "Dark Passanger"? And then there was the part where he coached Dexter to kill people and then killed himself [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone 'cause Dex actually did it]], abandoning both his emotionally damaged children. [[ParentsAsPeople At least he was trying to do the right thing.]]
* Many older sitcoms such as ''Series/FatherKnowsBest'' and ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' present parents like this.
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Joe West is an amazing father to Iris, Barry, and Wally. His parenting is even more impressive given that he was left a single father after Iris's drug-addict mother abandoned them, he took young Barry in after Barry's mother was killed and his father imprisoned, and Joe didn't even know Wally existed until the later was a young man which made developing a relationship difficult. Despite all that, all three kids would agree that Joe is a pretty great dad.
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' shows parents that are corny, ridiculous, care for their children, care for each other, can be hurt by their children, have [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]] and are nothing less than fully fleshed out characters.
* Philip and Vivian Banks on ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' are this to their own four children AND their goofy nephew. Uncle Phil's concern in the episode where Will's [[ParentalAbandonment absentee father]] returns is very touching. And his reunion with Will after the jerk ditches him again might count as a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming moment]] if it weren't [[TearJerker so sad]] at the same time. His verbal beatdown of Lou is the perfect personification of what being a good, responsible parent really entails.
-->'''Uncle Phil''': ''(yelling at Lou)'' Oh bull, ''bull''! Will is not a coat that you hang in the closet, then pick it up when you're ready to wear it. His life goes on. He's not supposed to be here for you, you're supposed to be here for ''him''!
* On ''Series/FridayNightLights'', Eric and Tami Taylor and Corinne Williams are Good Parents, though there are plenty of lousy parents to go around.
* ''Series/FullHouse'':
** Danny, Jesse, and Joey are all loving father figures to Danny's daughters. Danny brings Jesse -- his daughters' uncle -- and Joey, Danny's college friend, to help raise the girls after the death of his wife, who is implied to have been this as well.
** Rebecca later acts as [[ParentalSubstitute surrogate mom]] to the girls.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Ned Stark is one of the only fathers in this [[CrapsackWorld setting]] who is ''not'' an asshole to his children, but is actually a loving and protective parent who raises his kids well. All six of his kids [[spoiler:(one of whom is his [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo nephew]] -- Jon Snow -- but Ned [[{{Nephewism}} raises and loves Jon as his own child]] and claims him as his illegitimate son to protect him from the current ruling regime)]] love Ned and look up to him, keeping his [[spoiler:memory alive long after his death]].
** Davos Seaworth is also a good father to his own child and to the children he acts as a second father figure to. He loves Stannis Baratheon's daughter Shireen like his own daughter and later, likewise acts in a [[TeamDad fatherly role]] for Jon Snow [[spoiler:whose father is now dead]] and Gendry, who never knew his father. This trope is discussed for tragedy InUniverse with Salladhor Saan after the death of Davos's son Mathos.
---> '''Saan:''' But Davos, you were a good father.\\
'''Davos:''' If I was a good father, he'd still be here.
** Tytos Lannister is remembered fondly as a parent by Tywin, who even breaks out a rare smile whilst reminiscing about him. However, his skills as a liege Lord left much to be desired, especially in his elder son's eyes. A fact that drove Tywin to be a strong ruler who distanced himself emotionally from his children.
* Hannah's parents in ''Series/{{Girls}}''. Although the set-up for the series is their tough-but-fair decision to cut off her allowance so she'll start standing on her own feet, they remain a supportive influence and safety net for her, which she fluctuates between ignoring completely and taking for granted. Also an example of ParentsAsPeople.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'':
** Burt Hummel may be a flannel-wearing, football-loving car mechanic (played by Mike O'Malley, no less) but he still loves his flamboyant gay son Kurt to bits. Their relationship is one of the strongest in the series.
** Carole is this to Finn.
* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' has this with Sophia, who is both Dorothy's actual mother, and a mother-figure to Blanche and Rose. Dorothy and Rose are also shown to be good parents, as are Stan and Miles (their ex-husband and beau, respectively). Blanche, however, [[HandsOffParenting averts this.]]
* ''Series/GoodTimes'': Florida and James Evans. Despite often being met with [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption with hard times]] they still manage to be devoted and loving parents to their three children.
* ''Series/HomeImprovement'': Tim and Jill Taylor raise three sons and love them no matter what they do.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** Marshall loved his parents and often asked advice from them though his mother never gets along with his wife, Lily. [[spoiler:When his father died of a heart attack]], Marshall was devastated until Lily became pregnant, which gave him a realization to become a good father like his dad.
** Barney and James' mother, Loretta. Despite that she lied about some things during their children such as the identities of their biological fathers, the lies that she made were just to make them happy and she knew that at some time, her sons would still be asking about their dads.
** Marshall and Lily were on the process on becoming this when their son, Marvin Jr. was born. This also made them worried on who will take care of Marvin when something bad happened to them which got them to put up a ridiculous game show on who among their three best friends are best in being godparents and in the end, they decided to let all of them as godparents.
* ''Series/KatieMorag'' has lovely parents. Her mum can be a bit ditzy though.
* Don and Glenda Fry in ''Series/{{Mortified}}''. Even though Taylor generally regards them as AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents, she realises in "Taylor's Song" (the final episode) that while her family might not perfect, they are perfect for her.
* ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'': Don and Charlie's parents, Alan and Margaret Eppes definitely are this, especially with the differences that came with having a ChildProdigy as a son. Margaret herself went with Charlie when he went to college at 13 and even now as adults, Alan gives his sons plenty of advice and assistance while serving as TeamDad from time to time to Don's co-workers and even as an older brother figure to Charlie's other father figure, Larry.
* Sandy and Kirsten Cohen, Seth's parents on ''Series/TheOC'', who also become Parental Substitutes for Ryan.
* Burt and Virginia Chance on ''Series/RaisingHope'' aren't the brightest tools in the shed and enjoy poking fun at their son, but they genuinely love him and help him become a DotingParent with his daughter.
* ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'':
** Fred Andrews, Archie's father, is calm and supportive of his son in all things. The worst he ever does is emphasize Archie's football over his music--and when this DoubleStandard is pointed out to him, he immediately rectifies it by soundproofing the garage for Archie to practice in.
** Fred stands out so much because every other parent in the show is ''so horrible''. Veronica's mother is a borderline EvilMatriarch who is slowly drawing Veronica into the family's criminal activities, but she still manages to be the second best parent on the show simply by virtue of [[AbusiveParents not actually being abusive]].
* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' is full of them. The title character herself is a good parent to her [[TrulySingleParent adopted]] [[YoungerThanTheyLook teenaged-appearing]] [[ArtificialHuman son Luke]]. Maria's father Alan, and later Rani's parents Haresh and Gita, are the emotional rocks for their respective daughters and much loved by them despite sometimes being [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents embarrassing]]. Even Clyde's mother, who only has a handful of appearances, is established as a good mother to him during those few appearances. ([[DisappearedDad His father, though...]])
* In ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'', Alex's parents are still together, still there for her, and still trying to shape her into a good person. The fact that she matures and becomes a better person over the course of the show tells us that they're doing a good job. Still, there's that whole 'I got contaminated by GC-161 and got superpowers from it' thing that she hasn't gotten around to telling them, until the series finale...
* On ''Series/{{Selfie}}'', Charmonique the receptionist is a single mother who is shown to be hard-working at her job and at home, being a nice and loving parent. She's not perfect-she feeds son Kevin almost exclusively chicken nuggets, but truly cares about her son and it is implied rarely goes out, or if she does-takes Kevin with her. Eliza (probably not the best judge, but still) calls her the best mom ever.
* ''Series/SeventhHeaven''.
** Not necessarily, as some people see Annie Camden as a potential AbusiveParent instead. [[ParentsAsPeople She's got good intentions]], but some of her punishments (like sending their kids to the garage without any supplies) can be pretty bad.
** And then there's Eric's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB24X05F0wI hilarious overreaction]] to finding out that Matt had a joint in their house.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Sherlock sees John and Mary as this, and it's revealed in "[[Recap/SherlockS03E02TheSignOfThree The Sign of Three]]" since [[spoiler: they've had practice....with him.]] Even though Sherlock's parents seem to be friendly, and could possibly count, we never see them until the "[[Recap/SherlockS03E03HisLastVow His Last Vow]]" episode and Sherlock didn't think that his mother understood him as well. Also, his ''older brother'' kind-of raised Sherlock to be an arsehole, and Sherlock considers himself to be an idiot in comparison to Mycroft, and vice versa. Mycroft considers Sherlock to be an idiot in comparison to ''him.''
** Sherlock didn't really trust Mycroft to look out for him, and was fine with John helping him out, so much that [[UndyingLoyalty Sherlock FAKED his death for him]]. ''Faked.'' He also considers Mrs. Hudson to be a good [[ParentalSubstitute mother figure]] since, despite the fact she knows how rude Sherlock is, she can put up with it. [[TranquilFury The idiotic CIA dude found this one out the hard way.]] [[WhatAnIdiot Way to go, CIA.]]
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'' has very few good parents. In Generation 1, you get extremes like Cassie's parents (who are [[ParentsAsPeople too busy having sex to look after their kids]] and [[ParentalAbandonment Chris's parents, who leave their son on his own]], but Tony, Sid, Michelle, and Jal all also have less than desirable home lives. Therefore, seeing that Maxxie and Anwar both have Good Parents who are both there, both loving, and both attentive (though not without flaws) is a bit unusual.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' has Jonathan and Martha Kent being just as good as their comic counterparts.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
** Beverly Crusher balances being CMO of the ''Enterprise-D'' while raising a teenaged boy. When he's injured at Starfleet Academy, her immediate concern is his well-being, even though the Academy's medical staff is top-notch.
** Sergey and Helena Rozhenko took in an orphaned Klingon child and raised him as their own. Worf may not be blood, but his values and his sense of right and wrong come from them. The bond is so strong that Guinan tells them that when Worf looks for "home", he does not look to the Klingon Empire, but rather to them.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''':
** Benjamin Sisko is an excellent father in between running Deep Space Nine and trying to keep his crew together. His relationship with Jake is one of the most consistently [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]] things on the show. It runs in the family, as Benjamin himself has a very supportive father, one who is also a very good grandfather to Jake.
** Nog and his father Rom have this type of relationship as well. Rom has very low self-esteem because he has no head for business -- a disaster for a Ferengi. Put Nog's happiness or well-being on the line, however, and Rom turns into a PapaWolf, as Quark learned the hard way upon sabotaging Nog's attempt to pass the Starfleet Academy entrance exam. Despite having been abandoned by his mother for profit, Nog is loyal to his father, proud of him when he finds his feet as a very talented engineer, and completely accepts Leta when she becomes his step-mother.
* ''Series/StrangerThings'' has Joyce Byers, while a bit scatter brained and not quite all there at times, is very supportive of her youngest son, Will's, interests which others view as "nerdy" and supports her other son, Jonathan, in his pursuit to attend NYU. She also refuses to give up looking for Will even when it appears all hope is lost and is costing her her sanity.
** Chief Hopper was this with his daughter as well, [[spoiler: before she died of cancer.]]
** Mike and Nancy's parents also qualify, with their mother, Karen, telling her children they can always talk to her and takes a vested interest in their lives and issues. Their father, Ted, while somewhat oblivious, is a caring father as well.
* Carrie Martin from ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' is a doting mother to her twin boys Zack and Cody. And while he may not be around to see them often due to being a rock star, their father does very much love and care for his sons.
** Mr. Mosby is a Good ParentalSubstitute to London Tipton, whose own father is never around, and never gets a chance to become close to her various stepmothers before her father divorces them. More or less lampshaded a couple times. In the episode where London is learning to drive, Mr. Moseby offers to teach her, having mentioned that he helped her take her first steps across the hotel as well as how to ride a bike and how to rollarblade. London herself is aware of this as she comments how Mr. Mosby is in her family album more than her father or any of his wives. He is usually the one to talk her down from a tantrum (if [[VitriolicBestBuds Maddie]] isn't available), comforts her when she's sad, and when London graduates school, the two share a tearful goodbye and promise to always remain in touch, while London's birth parents are nowhere to be found.
* While most parents in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' are either bad parents or dead or both, a few [[EnsembleDarkhorse major exceptions]] stand out. There is [[ActionMom Ellen Harvelle]] who protects and supports her daughter Jo, Linda Tran, who despite starting out as a typical Asian mother evolves into a MamaBear, and Lisa Braeden, who is willing to call out Dean to protect her son. There is also Bobby Singer who, while not a conventional father, is still a far better father to the boys than John ever was after Mary's death, even going out of his way to try and give Sam and Dean as many "regular snot-nosed brat"[[note]]read: "normal childhood"[[/note]] moments as he could. It is also revealed that he never had children of his own because he was [[LikeFatherLikeSon terrified of becoming abusive like his own father was to him]], although he clearly defies that trope when it comes to his treatment of the Winchesters.
* ''Series/TeenWolf'': Surprisingly for a show of this kind, almost all of the parents who appear or are mentioned onscreen fall into this category. Despite having a DisappearedDad, Scott's mother clearly loves him and works long hours at the hospital to provide for him; Stiles' father accepts his GeniusDitz son for who he is and often shows pride or affection towards him; and Allison's parents both care for her a great deal. Even Lydia's divorced mother and Jackson's adoptive parents appear to genuinely want the best for their children. The Argents do however lose points on a number of fronts, most notably in the case of Victoria, as Allison would have probably preferred a live werewolf mother to a dead one and of course Gerard, who ordered his daughter-in-law's death, and later revealed his willingness to kill his son and granddaughter as well.
* ''Series/That70sShow'': Red and Kitty Forman are mostly like this, despite one being a grumpy hardass and the other being more than a little neurotic. Kitty's emotional support has proven essential to allowing Eric to survive being Red's son, and has also led her to provide support for Eric's friends. Red might seem harsh and strict, but dealing with it leads Eric to become a stronger person for it, especially since Red only really punishes Eric when he's actually done something to deserve it. The one time Eric didn't deserve to be punished (when he took the blame for Donna smoking cigarettes) he apologized for not believing him and making him smoke an entire carton. They aren't just this to Eric, but they are also like this to his friends, acting as surrogate parents, especially to Hyde. They're probably the best parents out of anyone in the series.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': Averted with most parents on the show, who range from neglectful to downright abusive, but Veronica's father Keith stands out as one of the greatest dads in television, making her a DaddysGirl. He lets her help him in his P.I. business all she wants is always supportive when she's down, puts his own personal life on hold when [[ParentWithNewParamour he finds a new paramour]] because she's still not over her mother Lianne abandoning them, and will [[PapaWolf destroy anyone who even considers hurting his little girl]].

* ''Music/LutherVandross'' had a song, "Dance With My Father", is about how wonderful his father was and how much he wished he was still alive.
* ''Music/RobbieWilliams'' portrays himself this way in his song 'Go Gentle', which is a song to his daughter warning her about the kind of guys she'll probably meet in her life. He noticeably manages to avert the OverprotectiveDad trope, in that he does encourage her to find love; just to be careful about who it is she picks.
-->''And when you go giving your heart,\\
Make sure they deserve it.\\
If they haven't earned it,\\
Keep searching, it's worth it.''
* ''Music/KanyeWest'' has a song called "Hey Mama," dedicated to his mother and how good she was to him.
* ''Music/{{Ashanti}}'' has a song called "Mother." She sings about her mother and how she thanks her for being wonderful to her.
* The Paul Petersen song "My Dad"
** And a [[NamesTheSame different song by the same title]], by Music/RayStevens:
-->[[MyDadCanBeatUpYourDad My Dad could beat up your Dad]], but he wouldn't\\
Yes, my Dad could beat up your Dad, but he wouldn't even try\\
He's got the greatest laugh, he's not afraid to cry\\
I really can't imagine that he ever told a lie\\
He forgets so fast when you do something you shouldn't\\
My Dad could beat up your dad, but he wouldn't
* ''Music/ChristinaAguilera'' has a called "Oh Mother," dedicated to her mother and thanking her for being a great mother for her.
* ''Music/BackstreetBoys'' have a tune called "The Perfect Fan". The lyrics of "You showed me how to care / And you showed me that you would always be there" pretty much give the gist of the whole thing.
* The narrator of {{Music/HoneyWorks}}'s "Mama" is a very kind and supportive mother who unconditionally loves her daughter no matter how rebellious she gets.
--> ''"Sad words, hurtful words, I heard them so often\\
But it's alright, I still love you. I couldn't possibly come to hate you.\\
Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, you are my child,\\
And I will always say I love you. I don't need to have a reason."''

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* Phoebe's parents in ''NewspaperComic/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn.'' WordOfGod is that they were deliberately written this way in contrast to usual bickering ParentsAsPeople in other comic strips. They're involved in their daughter's life, support her in her unusual magical adventures, but do also set limits... and force her to take piano lessons.

* Max and Karen Wilson from ''Radio/NewDynamicEnglish'' can be this. They would go lengths to make sure their son John is happy.
** Max spent most of his energy to buy things for John's birthday party while Karen even baked two cakes.
** Karen bought a history book for John while Max and Karen agreed not to tell him about it otherwise he'd be too lazy to read.
** Max brings John to many places including the dentist and a rock concert.

* In ''Theatre/{{Allegro}}'', Joseph Taylor Sr. does push his son to become a doctor, but he's an excellent role model. Marjorie Taylor always keeps her son's best interests in mind, and [[SpiritAdvisor goes on advising him even after she dies]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Surprisingly, Bowser from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' is this to his son, Bowser Jr. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Bowser Jr. is even determined to become just as bad as his dad!]]
* ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' features a subtle example in which the protagonist's caring mother gives him a special item when he was a child to help fight his lifelong [[PrimalFear fear of the dark]]; with it taking "on mythical proportions in his mind", "Alan finally slept like a baby."
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'': Played straight with Durga for Mithra, though played with. Despite loving her deeply, Asura had no idea how to raise children and admitted that the best he could do is punch anyone who made her cry. As Durga herself puts it, she would raise Mithra while Asura made the world a safer place for her. Sometime during Mithra's childhood, Asura took a more active role as a parent, best shown when he plays along with Mithra's shenanigans but also shown in his refusal to let Mithra become her generation's Priestess (essentially a WhiteMage) and an instrument of war.
** Do keep in mind that the entire game consists of Asura trying to rescue Mithra from the BigBad. He eventually punches and completely destroys the godlike creator and spinner of Mantra, Chakravartin, for many reasons, but above all others, for making his daughter cry. Many a Youtube comment declares Asura to be Best Dad of All Time.
* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', the PlayerCharacter is implied to be HappilyAdopted by their foster father Gorion. Gorion loved them dearly no matter what alignment they choose, and encouraged them to follow their own path. He also took them to the safety of Candlekeep even though he apparently lost face for it, and in spite of many believing you would bring ruin to them all. By contrast, your [[AbusiveParents biological parents]] were an [[GodOfEvil evil god]] [[ArchnemesisDad who wanted you to die]] so he could come BackFromTheDead, and a cultist who bore her deity's child willingly and was ready to kill you because her master told her to.
** In fact, parentage is discussed in the game, with this being one of the facets. The player meets several evil Bhaalspawn who try to have them killed or do the job themselves, but of those whose pasts are known, none of them were lucky enough to have a parent like Gorion. Sarevok in particular got the short end of the stick: his kindly foster mother was strangled to death in front of him as a child, his foster father was a horrible, horrible person and his mentor was deliberately guiding him down the path of darkness for his own personal glory. He and the player were in the same place when Gorion found them, and when he believed he could only save one of them, he chose the player, leaving Sarevok to fend for himself. And even though Yaga-Shura's adoptive mother loved him, she too was grooming him to take his father's place. Bhaal hated them all as well. A key way to get the best ending possible is to acknowledge that any of them could have become heroic rather than villainous if received the boons the player and their little sister Imoen enjoyed in life.
* ''VideoGame/BioShock''
** The good ending of the [[VideoGame/BioShock1 first game]], which has Jack giving the saved Little Sisters a chance to live normal lives [[spoiler:by raising them as his own.]]
** Subject Delta in ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' is adored by his former Little Sister, Eleanor, no matter what choices the player makes, but he definitely falls into this category if you choose to be a good guy. Even though he [[TheSpeechless can't speak]] and [[GentleGiant looks]] like a hulking monster, "good" Subject Delta still teaches Eleanor the value of human life and forgiveness, through example.
* ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'': Chuck Greene is willing to go to hell and back to get Zombrex for his daughter, [[IllGirl Katey]], even if it means going through zombies, [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Gas]] [[DemonicSpiders Zombies]], [[ChainsawGood chainsaw-wielding gimps]], [[AxCrazy glass-wielding maniacs]], [[ThatOneBoss overpowered twins with katanas]], ''[[LethalChef literally]]'' {{Lethal Chef}}s, and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers psychotic mascots with flamethrowers.]]
* There are good parents in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' games.
** Laharl's parents from ''Hour of Darkness'' and ''A Brighter Darkness''[[spoiler:, and by extension, Sicily's]]. King Kriechevskoy never stopped trying to teach Laharl that an Overlord must have compassion [[spoiler:to the point that he reincarnated himself so he could continue the lessons.]] Laharl's mother sacrificed herself to save her son from a disease [[spoiler:and sacrificed her chance to become an angel so that her unborn daughter Sicily could become one instead.]]
** Usalia's parents from ''Alliance of Vengeance'' were very supportive of their daughter that [[spoiler:they let her be with them even when they discussed politics, and even when Usalia was cursed, they kept trying to make a curry that she can handle without complaining about it, no matter how bad she got over having to eat curry every day.]] Their love was so great that [[spoiler:even as zombies, they still managed to muster the strength to take an attack from Majorita meant to kill their daughter.]]
* Bryce and Eleanor Cousland, parents of the human noble PC in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. Though they don't get much screen time in terms of the rest of the game, they are supportive, loving, and proud of their children [[TearJerker to the end.]]
-->'''Bryce''': Then, go, Pup... warn your brother... and know that we love you both. You'll do us proud.\\
'''Eleanor''': Goodbye, darling...
** Leandra Hawke of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is also loving (if [[ParentsAsPeople imperfect]]; her first reaction to a younger sibling's death is to blame the survivors). She was willing to spend much of her life on the run to protect her [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual apostate mage]] husband and child(ren). "I'm so proud of you. Love, Mother." [[spoiler: Her death is one of the biggest TearJerker moments in a game full of them.]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'''s King Trode is very much this trope to his daughter Princess Medea. Even if she is a horse most of the game.
* For all of his faults, among them leaving his son/daughter to continue a large-scale project (which in itself was with good intentions), James, the father of the protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', genuinely loves and cares for his son/daughter. If one carefully listens to the mixture of conversations transitioning from the protagonist's birth to their first year, you can hear how James chose to halt his work for the sake of his wife and child.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'''s Sazh Katzroy would go to the end of the earth for his son Dajh, and he is forced to after [[spoiler:the kid is made into a Sanctum l'Cie]]. Sazh is much more than just a PapaWolf though, he is also shown in flashbacks [[spoiler:and at the end of the game]] as being just as genuinely kind and loving towards his son as you would expect after spending so much of the game with him. Dajh's mother may have passed away years before the beginning of the game, but Sazh proves time and again that he's truly all the family that his son needs.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'': Despite not being [[spoiler: her biological mother]], Elmyra Gainsborough is a good mother to Aeris, loving her as she grew up and not freaking out when Aeris showed hints of supernatural powers. She asks Cloud to keep his distance from Aeris out of concern for her, and Cait Sith reports that she wept buckets on learning about [[spoiler: Aeris' death.]] Later novellas show Cloud keeps in touch with her.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'': Eli Vance is a prime example of this. Not only is he a loving, encouraging father, but he somehow managed to keep his (very young, at the time) daughter alive through the aftermath of the [[AlienInvasion Black Mesa Incident]], the Seven Hour War, and the [[AfterTheEnd Combine occupation of Earth]]. Even after she's able to [[ActionGirl take care of herself]], he still remains constantly concerned for her safety and emotional well-being. Which makes [[spoiler: his death]] at the end of Episode Two all the more painful.
* In ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', Emi's mother Meiko is kind, supportive and friendly, although Emi's personal issues cause her to try to rely on herself. Despite this, Meiko understands her daughter quite well, [[spoiler:and if you stay behind to talk with her at her house, you will get the good ending]].
* [[VideoGame/Left4Dead Zoey's]] father only wanted what was best for his little girl. Unbeknownst to him [[spoiler: he gave her the gene that she needed to survive without turning.]]
* In ''VideoGame/LegendOfLegaia'', Vahn's father is always supportive of his son's quest to destroy the Mist, stating at several points that he's incredibly proud of Vahn and wants him to stay as safe as possible. Also applies to [[spoiler: Noa's]] parents, who genuinely loved their two children before the Mist came and turned [[spoiler: Conkram]] into a HellOnEarth. As they're at death's door, Minea and Nebular both say that their greatest regret was not saving Cort from [[spoiler: being possessed by the evil Rogue.]]
* You might not expect it from a snarky CasanovaWannabe, but it turns out that Johnny Cage of ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' is a loving father to his daughter Cassie, being an understanding, easygoing, and doting parent. This is in stark contrast to Sonya, who, while obviously caring for Cassie, is MarriedToTheJob instead. The same can be said of Jax, who is very mindful of his daughter Jacqui, though some might say he's now an OverprotectiveDad as well after the events of ''Mortal Kombat 9''. The other known fathers featured in the game, namely Kenshi and Kano, are significantly more flawed in their history with their children, though at least Kenshi tries.
* ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'':
** The series speaks this trope by itself. The mothers in the trilogy are all good and nice even if they are just minor characters.[[note]] With the exception of Lardna, who's the [[AbusiveParents polar opposite.]][[/note]] For Hinawa's case, [[spoiler: she's dead after Chapter 1. She spends most of her role as a spirit.]]
** Fathers are quite good as well.[[note]] Except Aloysius, who is just downright abusive.[[/note]] With an exception of Flint, [[spoiler: who breaks from his wife's death and becomes not quite caring to Lucas]], they pump their money into your bank account, save your game, and ask if you're exhausted from your journey.
* The eponymous main character of ''VideoGame/{{NieR}}'' is a widowed father whose love for his daughter Yonah is incredibly deep; though he's not around nearly as often as he should be (because he's away doing odd jobs to provide for her), when he does spend time with Yonah he is shown to be a very gentle, considerate, and loving father. He is also a pretty good ParentalSubstitute to Emil. [[spoiler: Naturally, Gestalt Nier, the Shadowlord, also qualifies, given how he waited over a thousand years to be with his daughter again and was willing to doom the entire world to do so.]]
* John and Abigail Marston in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption''.
* Cream the Rabbit's mother Vanilla from the game ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''.
* [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Sophitia Alexandra]] is one of these offscreen between ''Soul Calibur 1&2'' and ''2&3'', and fights in ''2'' and ''3'' primarily to protect her children from the harm Soul Edge could bring to the world. This bites her in the ass ''hard'' in ''[=SC4=]'', when Tira implants Soul Edge into her daughter Phyrra, forcing her over the line into KnightTemplarParent as she kills otherwise good people who want the sword destroyed, even at the cost of her daughter's life.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has [[spoiler: Toriel and Asgore, who had raised their son, Asriel. Toriel and Asgore raise Asriel to be kind and sweet to everyone and teach him that violence is wrong. When a human child fell into the monster world, Toriel and Asgore adopt the child and raise him the same way as they did with Asriel. The parents cared for the children very much, taught them well, and raised them to be happy. However, when both children had died (one from poisoning via buttercups and the other being murdered by humans), Toriel and Asgore grew extremely heartbroken and their view on the world was changed forever.]]
* Kazuma Kiryu from the ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}}'' series. After he retires from the yakuza, he takes charge of an orphanage, and he is just about the best parent a kid could hope to have. He's wise, loving and protective of his kids.
* The titular VideoGame/{{Octodad}} may be an octopus in a three-piece suit who stumbles around knocking everything over as he tries to accomplish mundane daily tasks, but he perseveres because he's a devoted and loving family man whose two (human) children (don't ask) think he's the best dad ever.
* Farmer Giles from ''VideoGame/{{FableII}}'' gave up his role as Bowerstone's guard captain so he could be this trope. In addition to making sure his son Rupert was safe from Ripper and his bandits (which unfortunately killed Giles's wife), he doesn't show any anger or resentment when Rupert tells him that he's gay, and openly says that he respects his son's choice.

* The Dupont Family in ''Webcomic/{{Balderduck}}'' comprises two parents who are willing to accept all of the [[http://www.balderduck.com/2010/11/17/the-dupont-family-has-visitors-2/ misfits]] their daughter brings home for dinner.
* Masako and Genza in ''Webcomic/BeneathTheClouds'' work together happily and they've travelled together since she could walk.
* In ''Webcomic/BloodandSmoke'', Detective Carson is this. Despite being extremely busy with his work, he tries to make as much time for his son as possible.
* In ''Webcomic/BlueYonder'', while a little hands off about their children's squabbles, Albatross and Nimbus were clearly think in the {{Flashback}}s.
* [[Webcomic/DominicDeegan Donovan and Miranda Deegan]]. HappilyMarried, and loving parents.
* Elliot and Ellen's parents in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' are very {{Open Minded Parent}}s but they must be doing something right as Elliot turned out pretty well adjusted. Tedd's father, and even [[spoiler:Raven's treatment of Noah]] are also great examples of good parents.
* ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'': [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/littleshroud-01/ The mother and son]] in "The Little Shroud".
* In his own way, Klaus qualifies in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. He's a tough parent, but he is trying to raise a future ruler of a continent, as a single father who has to deal with would-be assassins for having kept Gil alive in the first place. Klaus has expressed genuine pride in his son, and will [[PapaWolf unhesitatingly take on]] ''anyone'' foolhardy enough to threaten Gil, even [[TheDreaded The Other]].
* Kat's parents in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. Especially when compared to [[MissingMom Annie's lot]] [[DisappearedDad in parenting]].
* [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Dad. Fricking.]] [[{{Webcomic/Homestuck}} Egbert.]] He may embarrass his son sometimes, but pretty much everything about this man results in a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming moment]].
** [[spoiler:His post-Scratch iteration, Dad Crocker, is shown to be just as much a loving parent to Jane. To make things even better, she's a few years older than John was at the start of the comic, and has matured to the point that there's no Wangst whatsoever about his doting on her.]]
* Luk and Hala River from ''Webcomic/IrregularElis''. They are a special parents, too.
* Commander Badass from ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'': raw machismo, pretty much ''made'' of testosterone... and an ''awesome'' dad to his small children and ParentalSubstitute to Jared.
* ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'':
** Nick D'Amour. His intelligence, attentiveness, easy-going nature, and patience have helped Aggie cope with the [[MissingMom death of her mother Melody]] prior to the beginning of the series.
** Penny's parents also count. Especially with how they handled Penny after the Rich incident. She was punished accordingly, but they love her none the less and are giving her the oportunity to earn their trust back.
* Marten's parents from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' are at times strange or embarrassing, but he loves them a lot and acknowledges that his childhood was pretty great, despite their divorce (his dad was gay, but both parents have a good relationship with each other throughout the story.)
%%* Davan's parents, Fred and Faye, in ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', more or less fit the trope.
* ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'': As demonstrated on Parents' Weekend, all the parents are manipulative, controlling, embarrassing, and in some cases actively abusive. There are, however, two exceptions:
** Dorothy's parents raised her areligiously in order to give her the maximum amount of choice, are very proud of her ambitions to become president but insist they would be supportive even if she aimed lower, and are unfailingly kind to her boyfriend because they can tell she loves him.
** Dina's parents are as quiet and as socially awkward as she is and accidentally let Amber's abusive dad into the dorm since they don't know any better, but they want nothing more than for their daughter to be happy. When Dina tells them that she [[spoiler:has a girlfriend]], their response is to simply wire her some money for a nice date.
* ''Webcomic/{{Erma}}'': Erma's parents are very loving and supportive of their daughter, and while Emiko is violently protective of Erma against her side of the family, [[FreudianExcuse she]] [[AbusiveParents has]] [[ThisIsUnforgivable very]] [[FantasticRacism good]] [[MoralEventHorizon reason to be]]. Sam, to his credit, [[NiceGuy is uncommonly patient]] with the ghoulish antics of both his [[HappilyMarried wife]] and [[DotingParent daughter]][[note]]It probably helps that they inspire his horror novels[[/note]], and Erma in turn is very much a DaddysGirl.

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* Frankie Stein's parents from ''Toys/MonsterHigh'' are just about the most loving, fair parents you could ever hope to find. The twist? They're FrankensteinsMonster and his [[Film/BrideOfFrankenstein Bride]].
* [[http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/blastoise-dad Blastoise Dad]] from the [[http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/259/241/1cb.jpg "Pokeparents"]] meme. On similar notes, there's also the supportive Lugia Mom, the fun-loving Pikachu Dad, and the big-time PapaWolf Mewtwo Dad.
* Of the families we see in the ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' universe, the best by far is Taylor's. Even though her mother is dead and her father is distant, they genuinely care for one another and do their best to reconnect over the course of the series. By comparison, the parents of the other major characters are: dead, abusive, [[spoiler:mind-controlling supervillain]], or exploitative.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** Yang describes her and Ruby's mother Summer Rose as a "supermom", clearly having an extremely high opinion of her. It was only after Summer's disappearance (or possible death) that Yang found out that the woman she had believed to be her mother was actually her ''step''-mother; Yang's birth mother abandoned her and Ruby's father shortly after Yang was born, and is ''[[TheSocialDarwinist absolutely]] [[KickTheDog not]]'' an example of this trope.
** Ruby and Yang's father, Taiyang Xiao Long, finally appears in the Volume 3 finale. He stays by both girls' bedsides [[spoiler: as they heal from a coma and an amputation respectively]], bringing them meals, and is immensely relieved to have them back at home. [[spoiler: He promptly panics when he discovers Ruby left for Haven.]] [[spoiler: Volume 4 expresses this even further by having him show giddiness at getting an ArtificialLimb for Yang, watching over his eldest daughter with a look of helplessness over her HeroicBSOD, staying by her side even though he wants to go find Ruby and even gives her a small RousingSpeech. In fact, his bond is so strong with his kids that he's essentially VitriolicBestBuds with Yang.]]
*** However, this is a rather [[ZigZaggedTrope complicated]] case: while the above is all true, he also [[spoiler: neglected his kids for sometime after his second lover's death, burying himself in work to cope.]]
** With regards to Blake, her mother Kali is a sweet woman who greets her daughter with a cuddle after not seeing her for many years and also supports her friendship with Sun, much to Blake's embarrassment. Her father Ghira meanwhile, though he is an OverprotectiveDad, he also very clearly cares about his daughter a lot.
* Most of the parents of Team Kimba in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Chaka's and Tennyo's families. Lancer's dad and Generator's mom. Fey's parents were separated, but having a son become a [[GenderBender female]] mutant [[TheFairFolk Faerie]] seems to be bringing them back together. Even Phase's parents were loving... right up to the second he manifested as a mutant and things went wrong.

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* Finn and Jake's parents in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Not only did they adopt the human Finn as their child and raise him equal to their own, they grew up to be the greatest heroes of the land of Ooo. Jake even shows that he'll raise his pups just like how his parents raised him, in one of the series [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments absolute most adorable, d'awe inducing scenes]]. "[[Recap/AdventureTimeS6E16JoshuaAndMargaretInvestigations Joshua and Margaret Investigates]]" takes it even further with TheReveal that [[spoiler:they lovingly raised Jake as their son despite his [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong bizarre origin]].]]
* Zachary and Eliza Foxx on ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'': HappilyMarried? Check. Their kids turned out okay (despite Eliza's capture and forced separation)? Check. Even with the less than ideal circumstances, they are a strong, loving family.
* Mr. Charlie Chan on ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'' may lead a busy life solving crimes, but he's always there for his kids and seems to appreciate their help even if they bungle more often than not. He's even very supportive and proud of his older kids' rock band.
* All of the parents in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' can count.
** What's interesting is that there are a rather startling number of examples of Arthur and D.W.'s parents ''not'' doing their job right (although when you [[LongRunner consider the current length of the show,]] it's not entirely unexpected).
* Lois Foutley from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' is this to Ginger and Carl.
* Phil and Vivian Felt from ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' to Joey and Abigail. Phil ''really'' loves spending time with Joey and will do anything to protect him and Abigail, while Vivian can be a bit of [[MyBelovedSmother a smother]], but is an absolute sweetheart towards her children.
* Even though ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has a smorgasbord of parents who are abusive/evil/missing (Zuko ''and'' Azula), overprotective/stupid (Toph), repressive/preoccupied/snobbish (Mai), absent/with-their-hands-full (Ty Lee) or dead (pretty much everyone else at least once), there are a few characters lucky enough to have Good Parents. Sokka and Katara's dad Hakoda (and their mom Kya, when she was still alive), Haru's parents, Teo's dad, and a few others are good examples, and Zuko and Aang each have/had a Good ParentalSubstitute in Uncle Iroh and Monk Gyatso. Also, while Fire Lord Ozai most certainly does not count, his wife Ursa does. She loves her children, does her best to temper Azula's sociopathic tendencies, and [[spoiler:is banished from her home after she commits some form of treason to save Zuko's life.]]
* Maggie's parents from ''WesternAnimation/TheBuzzOnMaggie''.
* Although they can be very [[ParentalObliviousness oblivious]] at times, Joe and Millie Tabootie of ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' are this to Rudy. Same with Dr. Sanchez to Penny.
* ''All'' the parents of the core Sector V team in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' qualify. Which is why they -- despite being a group who's clearly in the GoodIsNotNice area and not afraid to rudely oppose most adults -- quickly turn ''very'' well-behaved around their own parents.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', Jeremie's dad is explicitly shown to be this trope since he's willing to accept whatever decision his son makes and [[JockDadNerdSon is not shown to resent his son's computer nerd lifestyle]]. Jeremie's mom isn't shown but the dialogue implies she's this trope as well.
* They're not perfect and they're quite oblivious [[spoiler: until the series finale, at least]] but it's clear that Jack and Maddie Fenton of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' fame love their children and will do anything to protect them.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'':
** Chester's father is a good father to Chester, despite their lower-class life.
** A.J.'s parents.
** Wanda and Cosmo are this to their baby Poof. Heck, they even make better parents to Timmy than Timmy's own biological parents.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** Lois herself ''was'' this before she turned into an abusive mother in post cancellation seasons.
** Neil Goldman's parents before [[spoiler: Neil's mother was murdered]].
* About a metric ton of shows from Canada's Creator/{{Nelvana}} studio have this. Let's see:
** Eddie Storkowitz' parents on ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}''. The mother is rather laid-back and supportive, while the father is somewhat stricter but never comes off as mean. Most episodes show Eddie generally getting along with his parents.
** All of the parents on ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' seem to be this, though it's perhaps most easily noticeable with Franklin and Harriet's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Turtle, since they show up far more often than any of the other parents. It's very unusual for them to even raise their voices, yet they seem to have raised very nice kids on the whole in Franklin and Harriet. Mr. Turtle does very occasionally slip into BumblingDad characteristics, but otherwise has a good, level head and is also quite handy around the house (well, [[DoItYourselfPlumbingProject except when it comes to plumbing, anyway]]). And Franklin likes that Mrs. Turtle always reads him two stories before bed, even when she's tired.
** Mother and Father Bear from ''Literature/{{LittleBear}}'' are some of the best parents in all of western animation.
** All the parents featured in the AnimatedAdaptation of Creator/RosemaryWells's ''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool'' series. Especially Timothy's parents, Yoko's mother, The Frank's father and Juanita's mother and father. Helps that Timothy's mother is voiced by Little Bear's mother.
* Leela's parents on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' fit the bill, despite [[ParentalAbandonment having abandoned her]] -- technically -- after she was born. As revealed in "Leela's Homeworld", both were mutants living in the sewers, and when Leela was born with no mutations other than a single eye, they wanted her to have a better life than what she could have there. But they were always close -- a flashback montage at the end of the episode [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments shows how they covertly helped her and watched over her all along.]] (Even Bender is touched.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Xanatos and Fox turn out to be pretty good parents for their son Alexander. Once Goliath gets over his cultural bias, he starts being a better father for Angela. [[spoiler:According to WordOfGod, even Demona is eventually redeemed by Angela, too. In spirit, anyway.]] Elisa's parents fit this, too. When their son Derek reveals his new mutated form, they immediately embrace him once they realize it's him.
* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'':
** Goofy is a combination between an {{Amazingly Embarrassing Parent|s}} and this. Though his son Max does find him weird and embarrassing, and feels self-conscious about having things in common with him, Goofy is clearly a very caring parent. Multiple episodes draw attention to this. In one episode, Max defended Goofy from the DepartmentOfChildDisservices, as did Pete's wife Peg, and Goofy was shown to do things for Max even when he was supposed to be under the custody of the Pete family. In another, Goofy and Max won an award for being the best father/son pair in town. In [[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie the first movie]], Goofy and Max had some fights, but it was due to Goofy wanting to protect Max, and once he hears Max's part of the story, he works to help him reach his goal. It's made clear Max loves Goofy deep down. At least once, Goofy has acted as a ParentalSubstitute to Pete's son PJ, whose own father is an outright {{Abusive Parent|s}}.
** Peg herself is one of these. Whenever she notices Pete being abusive or even neglectful she immediately steps in and stops him and, unlike her husband, actually understands the appropriate level of discipline to give to her children. Pete mostly only gets away with what he does when Peg is not around. Like Goofy, she has also behaved as a ParentalSubstitute, this time to Goofy's son Max, who has a MissingMom.
* Judy and Hugh Neutron from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' is this to Jimmy, even though Hugh can be a BumblingDad sometimes.
* Kim's parents on ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' are loving, supportive, and extremely proud of their three children and also of Ron, whose own parents (or at least his mother) seem to take little interest in their son.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'':
** Hank himself. While he does have trouble to connecting to Bobby and can disagree with whatever fad Bobby partakes in, he can usually be behind Bobby and bail him out when the fad gets him trouble.
** Dale Gribble. He's a crazed ConspiracyTheorist and can sometimes throw Hank under a bus, but he deeply cares for Joseph and can show affection to him more easily than Hank can with Bobby. It's the main reason why no one has told him that Joseph was the product of an affair between Nancy and John Redcorn.
* Gus is a great dad to his son {{WesternAnimation/Kissyfur}}, even after the [[MissingMom death of Kissyfur's mother]]. He even never hesitates to [[PapaWolf protect him and his friends from becoming dinner for the local gators, Floyd and Jolene]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** Korra's parents definitely qualify. Though they seem to be rather minor characters, Tonraq and Senna are alive and well and shown to be loving and supportive parents. From what we've seen so far Korra doesn't seem to have any issues with her parents at all.
** At least in Book 2, when Korra gets mad at Tonraq and Tenzin for keeping her in the compound. Later, it's revealed that Unalaq had tried turning her against Tonraq, and the Red Lotus had tried stealing her when she was a kid. After the truth is revealed, she [[RebuiltPedestal makes up with her father]].
** Also Tenzin and his wife Pema count.
** Aang and Katara were also good parents to Tenzin and his siblings. [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in Aang's case. He [[ParentalFavoritism seemed to favor]] Tenzin above his other children, who have less than fond memories of him. Considering the pressures of being an Avatar and the last Airbender, Aang is a good example of ParentsAsPeople.
** In Book 3, there is the character of Suyin Beifong, one of Toph's two daughters. Su has five children. She is very proud of her children, encourages them greatly, and is very close to all of them. However, she admits after talking with her daughter that she's a bit too overprotective, and sends her daughter to the Northern Air Temple [[spoiler: after she gains airbending]]. This is in contrast to how she grew up, as both Su and Lin were pretty much free-range.
** In "The Ultimatum", after hearing what was happening to Ba Sing Se, Zuko decides to take his dragon and head back to the Fire Nation to protect his daughter, who is the current Fire Lord. This is a complete change from the [[DysfunctionalFamily behavior of Azulon and Ozai]] and shows that he's become a better father than they.
* Hugh and Jean ([[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Taz]]'s parents) from ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' are such loving parents to their 3 children. Several people would have abandoned Taz, but these two? They are '''''very''''' tolerant of their son's crazy antics and stick by him, no matter what.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' gives us Oscar and Rose Explosion, parents of Nathan Explosion. Pretty much their only offense is being typical embarrassing parents. Nathan even mentioned in the episode "Fatherklok" that he loves hanging out with his father. The other members of Dethklok weren't as lucky.
* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' actually ''does'' manage to have at least one set of these: [[spoiler:Orel Puppington and his wife Christina]].
** To be fair, once [[spoiler: Reverend Putty]] found out he ''had'' a daughter, he became one of these.
* The Gordys, Dutch's parents in ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'', are this to him and his brother Dar, despite the fact that they're separated from him. They're also one of the few examples of this trope, as most characters' parents are absent for unexplained reasons, save Julie's father, [[BigBad Abraham Kane]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Twilight Sparkle's parents, Twilight Velvet and Night Light. They feed their daughter's love of learning, help her apply to Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns and are there to encourage her during her entrance exam. Both show up and appear very [[SoProudOfYou proud]] of their children when attending Shining Armor's wedding and their daughter's [[spoiler:coronation]]. Twilight Velvet, in particular, is shown crying TearsOfJoy at both occasions.
** Shining Armor and Princess Cadence are both very loving parents to their daughter Flurry Heart, despite being worn out taking care of her and keeping her alicorn powers in check. In "A Flurry of Emotions" they broke down in tears because of Spearhead's art reminding them of her; they couldn't stand being apart from her for so long.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** Linda and Lawrence are a HappilyMarried couple raising the children from their respective first marriages together, and while mostly oblivious to their exploits take care of them very well.
** From the same series, [[MadScientist Doofenshmirtz]] to [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter his daughter]] Vanessa, who begins to realize over the course of the series that he's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wRSFBWOxrc not so bad a father]] despite his usual [[DotingParent doting]]. Averted, however, [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood by Doofenshmirtz's own parents]], who were [[AbusiveParents basically horrible]]. In fact, it could be interpreted that his own horrible upbringing is the reason he so desperately wants to be a good father.
** In the TV film, it was shown that Doofenshmirtz's alternate self (who is far more competent and evil) is very overprotective towards the alternate Vanessa in a deleted scene and is very disappointed in her lack of interest of doing evil, though he remains civil with her. Eventually, in the episode sequel, it is revealed that the alternate Doof is still married to his wife (the alternate Charlene), as they faked their divorce to ensure their family's safety and finances; even the alternate Doof entrusts the alternate Charlene to have full custody of their Vanessa in case he would be overthrown and imprisoned. This paid off well as the alternative Vanessa formulates an escape plan for her family in case they would be arrested for their crimes.
* Sid's parents on ''WesternAnimation/SidTheScienceKid'' not only support Sid's curious nature they also humor all his questions. Plus they encourage him to explore his questions in more detail.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Ned and Maude Flanders, fundamentalist tendencies aside. In the episode where the Simpsons children were taken in by them after Child Services took them from Marge and Homer, Maggie showed more affection to Ned than she ever did to Homer. In the [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie movie]] Bart outright wishes for Ned to have been his father after Homer's {{Jerkass}} behavior reaches a peak.
** [[DirtyCop Chief]] [[PoliceAreUseless Wiggum]] to his son Ralph. He is very supportive of him, and often uses his authority to help him.
** Marge was this in the early seasons. She had issues, but her children didn't tend to suffer for them.
* Despite the adults being completely useless and borderline insane, Wendy's parents and Token's parents of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' qualify. As far as the main four's parents go, Sharon Marsh is the [[OnlySaneMan only normal one]], with the ''possible'' exception of Gerald Broflovski.
* Norman Osborn in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' qualifies, contrasting to his comic counterpart.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Greg Universe is this to Steven, or at least tries his hardest. Despite being homeless (he lives out of his van[[labelnote:*]]This is because most of the money he makes finances the Temple house so that Steven has a home.[[/labelnote]]) and extremely apprehensive about his son going on magical adventures with the Gems ([[CharacterDevelopment though ends up supporting him nonetheless]]), he is supportive of his son and will do anything in his power to help and encourage him. He encourages Steven's musicality, understands Steven's emotional sensitivity, and doesn't fault him for either like one would expect a TV father to do. He also tries to appear responsible to Connie's parents so that they'll continue to allow Connie and Steven's friendship.
** In addition to Greg, you also have [[TeamMom Garnet]] of the Crystal Gems. While not biologically Steven's mother, she is one of the three who take care of him at a regular basis. And while [[WildChild Amethyst]] is a tad bit immature and vindictive, and [[BrokenBird Pearl]] coddles Steven and seems to hold resentment for Rose's disappearance, Garnet has been nothing but kindhearted, open-minded and supportive of the boy. She lets him make mistakes, learn from them, and better himself as a person without being too clingy to him; also, her interactions with Steven provide some of the most [[Heartwarming/StevenUniverse sweetest moments]] in the series.
* Dwayne from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' despite being a BumblingDad, he always looks out for Junior's best interest, always volunteering to take on the more dangerous challenges in his place.
* Most of the parents shown on ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', Tino's especially, but Tish's as well. Lor's, not so much.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
** Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly, [[DependingOnTheWriter depending on one's experience with the character]]), Franchise/{{Batman}}. He is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure and is stern yet fair with the team and willing to praise them if they do a good job. When Robin was jealous that Batman was privately lecturing Aqualad and Batman realized, he didn't reprimand Robin or ignore him but rather, invite him out for a basketball game to assure Robin that no one will be replacing him.
** He particularly stands out next to Franchise/{{Superman}}, who, understandably, [[ThatThingIsNotMyChild is having some trouble]] adjusting to ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. In time, however, he does come to accept Superboy as his brother, even bestowing upon him a Kryptonian name: Kon-El.
** [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally's]] parents support his superhero career and take its inherent strangeness in stride, providing the most "normal" version of this trope. There's also Artemis' mother, who [[spoiler:gave up a life of crime]] to give her a better life.
* Both of Daniel's parents from ''WesternAnimation/DanielTigersNeighborhood''. They both really love and care about him.
* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'': The Belcher parents seem to flip-flop between this and ParentsAsPeople. Linda can be embarrassing and a little crazy and Bob has trouble connecting to people emotionally, but they both love and support their kids in their endeavors, and are quick to remind them of how much they care. Bob especially does not belittle or invalidate his children's unorthodox interests as you'd expect a sitcom father to do, even if he thinks something is conceptually stupid, like cheer-leading, and usually only objects if he feels it will pose a threat to them (like when Tina decided to read her erotic friend-fiction out loud at school). They also take genuine pride in how intelligent, creative, and strong-willed their kids are, and will [[PapaWolf stand up]] [[MamaBear for them]] if anyone dares to insult or cause problems for them. In Bob's case, his parenting style seems partially born out of a determination to be a better father than his dad, who was stubborn, overly-controlling, and made Bob spend his childhood outside of school working at the diner instead of playing like the other kids. In one episode Bob even fires the kids so they won't waste their childhood working like he was made to. In addition, Linda's crazy side does actually help when trying to keep her very willful, defiant children (read: Louise) in check, and despite Bob and Linda's imperfections, they still raised kids who are far-and-away more intelligent and generally competent than most of the other kids in their school (and a fair number of the adults).