With dads often portrayed as bumbling fools throughout the media, some advertising companies have taken a stand.

Rather than poking fun at men’s weaknesses and elevating mom as the superior, some ads strive to show the patience, sense of humor, commitment and tenderness of fathers.

Though the ads are often light-hearted, their messages communicate the important role fathers play in their children’s lives.

Power of Dad Oral-B Power Brush commercial

VW Polo dad

Subaru: Baby driver

2 Oreo Father's Day commercial

Subaru: Kid wash

Nissan Altima TV commercial: Dad's first job

Subaru: Cut the cord

Google Chrome: Jess time

Nexus 7: Camping

Google Search App: Snow day

Google Chrome: Dear Sophie

Father's Day - Dick's Sporting Goods

Google+: New dad