Kobe Bryant passed away in a tragic helicopter crash in late January -- but the imprint he has left on the world, the city of Los Angeles, and the Lakers organization will never be forgotten.
He was a role model for many and an example of the kind of person people strive to become.
This Fathers Day, ESPN posted a special tribute featuring the Mamba, the ultimate girl dad, and it got a lot of traction on social media.
Kobe had four daughters -- Gianna, Bianka, Natalia, and Capri. And although many wanted Kobe to eventually have a son, he never expressed anything but pride and love toward his daughters.
He encouraged them, supported them, and made sure to spend plenty of quality time. In the comments, fans responded with all kinds of emotions...
Obviously, the world is missing Kobe Bean Bryant. He was, and still is, a light and inspiration to many people out there -- including fathers.
Today, many people are honoring his legacy by showing their own Father/Daughter relationships. His relationship with his family was truly something real -- and it's what being Father is all about.