The pic shows young Hudson, who’s being held by her mom, Goldie Hawn. In addition to Russell, the photo also features the actress’s three older siblings: Emily, Zachary and Oliver.
Hudson captioned the post with a heartfelt message for Russell: “I’m gonna gush cause I don’t often about this man but I figure since today he turns 70 I’m gonna let it out. Plus he’ll never see this [laughing emoji] I often wonder how different our life would have been if he never entered the picture. How different I would be.”
She continued, “Let me fill you in. He’s a pick up your boot straps kinda dad. Don’t cry, shake it off you’re ok, kinda dad. Don’t let ‘em push you around you got this, kinda dad. Don’t listen to the noise you’re doing great, kinda dad. Shake those hips like no ones watching, kinda dad. Always get back on the horse, kinda dad. Never miss a show or game, kinda dad. Kids before anything, kinda dad. Work hard play hard, kinda dad. My girl can rule the world, kinda dad. His laugh will echo through generations as powerful as his concocted stories of grandeur that may or may not be true (may we never know).”
Hudson concluded with “A note for all dads of girls,” which read: “He gave me the gift of confidence instilling a knowingness in me that I deserved everything I worked for and I knew that he’d always have my back in whatever challenges may lay ahead. When you have a dad who gives you permission to be confident you live courageously. And that’s my insta love letter to my dad who has lived 70 years today. [heart emoji] Happy Birthday Pa. How bout we give some big Hip Hip Hoorays to this wild man.”
This birthday tribute is hard to beat.
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