Are you looking for great ideas to express your happy birthday dad’s wishes?
Finding the right words to express your love and admiration for your father can be challenging. To make it easier, we’ve included this selection of birthday wishes and quotes to help you craft a touching message for your father’s big day.
So, before or after you buy him socks, sit down and write a message he’ll remember.
Best Happy Birthday Dad Wishes
1.) I’ve been lucky to have the best Dad all my life. Now, I count myself doubly fortunate since my child gets to have the best granddad. Happy Birthday, Dad; we love you!
2.) Dad, you may be growing another year older, but remember that you are only as old as you feel. Today’s your special day, so party it up like you’re 21!
3.) As trees grow older, their limbs and branches spread out in all directions. Like a tree, every year you live means there are more and more people whose lives you’ve touched. I’m always proud to see your strong influence on the world around you. Thank you for being a wonderful father and a good man.
4.) To my dearest Dad: You are my compass. Thanks for always showing me the right path and guiding me in the right direction. Happy birthday, I love you.
5.) It doesn’t matter how many years go by. In my mind, you’ll always be that same fantastic person who taught me how to ride a bike, helped me with my homework, and scared away the monsters in my room. Happy birthday to a dad who’s young at heart!
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6.) Some people call their fathers superheroes. But superheroes tend to disappear, and you’ve always been there for me. If you ask me, my Dad isn’t a superhero; he is a Super Dad! Happy Birthday.
7.) With your elbow grease and worn-out boots, you never failed to put us first. Happy birthday to the best father in the world! Step aside and let us do some of the work today.
8.) Dad, your light guides this family and holds us together. As you get older, I want you to know that I am there for you, too, through thick and thin. On your special day, relax and forget your worries.
9.) Your belief in me and your love helps me feel stronger and braver every day. Thank you for the blessings you have given me throughout my life. Today, on your birthday, I hope you get the chance to be surrounded by those who love you.
10.) May your day be as special as you’ve made many of mine! You are truly an amazing dad.
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11.) Dear father, on your birthday, I want you to know that you are indeed an inspiration, friend, and teacher to all of us. Thank you for giving the kind of love that makes all the difference.
12.) How old are you today? No way! You wear your years well! Someday, I hope to age half as well as you, Dad. Happy Birthday!
13.) Don’t worry, Dad, you’re not going bald. You’re just becoming more aerodynamic! Happy Birthday!
14.) Thanks for putting up with me through my terrible toddler years, angst-filled teenage years, and all the dumb things I did in my twenties. I can give you the best gift is to live my best life, just as you taught me. Happy Birthday, Dad!
15.) You were the one who always told me that I could do the impossible if only I tried hard enough; that alone is the reason I am here. Happy birthday, Dad!
16.) Dad, I know you have the heart of a child. But stop trying to steal a bite of the cake before we sing Happy Birthday.
17.) It takes a fantastic dad to raise a great kid. I couldn’t have grown up to be so humble without you!
18.) Dad, if you got a trophy for every one of your outstanding accomplishments, you’d be out of space! I’m always proud to call you my father. Happy Birthday!
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19.) Everyone looks older as time goes by, but you are different. You are like a wine; you only look better each year. Happy birthday, Dad. I love you.
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20.) The foundation of my life was formed with your principles. You guided me in the right way and showed me the path of honesty. Many congratulations on your birthday, Dad! May your life be blessed by God always!
21.) Happy birthday, my superhero! Thanks a lot for all the moments of love. I hope not only today but all of your days are perfect and beautiful. Let’s lavishly celebrate your day to make it more memorable.
22.) It’s not easy being a father, but you do it with class and style—happy birthday to the Dad who can do it all.
23.) Another year older and another year wiser. You’ve helped guide me throughout my life with some great advice. I hope you’ll continue to help me navigate the choppy waters of life.
24.) My beloved Dad, congratulations on your 50th birthday! It’s an exceptional day, and I wish I were there to celebrate this day with you and hug you! Sending you all best wishes. Enjoy this day and have lots of fun! Love you, Dad, and I miss you!
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Good Happy Birthday, Dad Wishes
25.) I know I don’t say it often, but I appreciate all the sacrifices and hard work you put into raising me. I love you.
26.) I know, whatever happens, I can always count on you, Dad. Happy birthday to the most reliable Dad around! I know sometimes I get angry without understanding how you will feel. But trust me, Dad, you are the person I love and admire the most. Many good wishes to you for the upcoming years! Happy birthday!
27.) You’re the biggest celebrity in my life. I’m your fan. I have photographs of you in my office and at home; whenever I’m in trouble, I think of you, and you’re worthy of winning every single award in the world which says “Best Dad of the Year.” Love you, Dad. Happy birthday to the man!
28.) My handsome Dad, happy birthday! I can’t explain how essential you are in my life. There is no word to describe my love for you. May the smile on your face remain like this always! God bless you!
29.) I can’t wait to celebrate your birthday this weekend. There will be good food, company, and laughs, and it’s all for you, pops.
30.) Every single moment that I spend with you is best. I hope this will be repeated for many years. Happy Birthday, Dad! May God give you many years of a healthy life!
31.) Another year older? You don’t look a day over 30, Pops. I hope we can celebrate many more Birthdays together!
32.) For me, more than a father, you are my friend with whom I can share all my secrets. You are everything in my life. Happy birth anniversary, my dear Dad! I hope your happiness multiplies every year!
33.) Happy birthday to the best Dad in the world! You are my inspiration and my strength. I love you with all my heart, and nobody can ever replace you. I wish you a gorgeous day with all your loved ones!
Short Birthday Wishes for Dad
34.) Happy Birthday to the World’s Best Dad!
35.) I wish you the best birthday for the most wonderful Dad!
36.) Candles! Cake! Ice cream! Presents! Dad! Birthday! Can you tell I’m excited about your birthday?
37.) Today is the right time to say how grateful I am to you for always showing me the way.
38.) Loving wishes for the most amazing Dad in the world! Stay fantastic!
39.) Love and laughter are two of the best things you have given me, Dad! Thanks, and happy birthday!
40.) Great guys deserve to have great birthdays. I hope today’s the best.
41.) Every birthday you have means another year you made our lives special! Thank you, Dad.
42.) Happy birthday to the hardest-working man I know. I’m so proud that you are my Dad.
43.) Happy birthday to the man I respect and love more than any other.
44.) It makes me proud to have you as my Dad. I love you, and may you have many more birthdays to come.
45.) If I had a dollar for everything I love about you, I’d be rich! Happy birthday to a million-dollar dad!
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46.) Love and laughter are two of the best things you have given me, Dad! Thanks, Dad!
47.) Growing up, you taught me to laugh. I hope you laugh on your special day. I am grateful for your sense of humor.
48.) Dad… like the shade of a tree, you’re my life’s canopy. Happy B-Day.
49.) I am lucky that I was given the best father globally, a father who truly loves me with all of his heart. Best birthday to you, Dad!
50.) Dad, we’re both getting older, but I will always be your little girl. Lots of love today and every day.
51.) You were the one who stood on my side even when you knew I was wrong, and let me tell you just how much I appreciated that. Happy birthday!
Sincere Birthday Wishes to Dad
52.) Dear Dad, I hope you know how much you mean to me. Thank you so much for everything. Happiest Birthday!
53.) Dear Dad, I always wanted to grow up just like you. And even years later, I still haven’t changed my mind. Your strength and love are excellent, and I aspire to live up to your example with my kids. Happy Birthday!
54.) It’s your birthday, and I wish we could spend more time together. I look forward to the next chance I get to see you. Until then, keep on that smile, and enjoy your day!
55.) You always told me I could do the impossible if I tried hard enough. That’s why I can live the amazing life I do. You inspire me to be brave enough to achieve my goals. Thank you for everything you do!
56.) Dad, you mean the world to me. There’s no one else on earth like you. You care so completely, give so quietly, and love so deeply. As the years pass, I realize more and more just how lucky I am to have a dad as wonderful as you. Happy Birthday.
57.) Now that I’m a parent, I sincerely appreciate everything you do. I aspire to be just as impressive at this parenting thing as you. Love U, Dad!
58.) All your life, you’ve worked towards making our wishes come true. Today, it’s your turn to make some wishes. Happy Birthday, Dad!
59.) To the master of the “Dad joke.” You’ve had your share of pregnant pauses, quiet audiences, and groans. Yet, you still marshall on. I have to respect that. Happy birthday. I love you so much.
Thoughtful Birthday Wishes for Dad
60.) I wish I could be there to wish you a happy birthday in person, but know that you are in my heart, and I’m thinking about you on your special day. I can’t wait to see you again!
61.) Growing up, I always admired your awards. Today, I have to say that you deserve the Best Dad in the World award for all that you do. Have a happy birthday, Dad. U deserve the best!
62.) Happy birthday to you, Dad. Just know that I love you and that I would not know where I am right now if you were not there for me to guide me through it all. Saying birthday prayers for you.
63.) I love how you know the things that I like and what I dislike most. You know me better than I know myself, which is saying something. Enjoy your day, Dad!
64.) On your birthday, let us go somewhere far away, travel together, and have some child and parent time. I miss being with you already.
65.) All I wish for you is that we get to spend more time together, that I can have more bonding time with you, and that you keep smiling your happy smile. Enjoy your day!
66.) Dad… in my life’s treasure trove of memories, the ones we’ve shared are the ones I miss the most.
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Birthday Wishes From Family and Children
67.) Great fathers are the ones who guide their children but still let them make their own decisions and learn from their mistakes. To the best mentor I know. Happy birthday to the wisest man I know!
68.) Dad, you’ve always been the coolest. Like all those times you said “yes” when mom said “no.” Hoping to see your smiles for many birthdays — well, at least as long as you have teeth! Happy Birthday, Cool Dad!
69.) You taught us many things, and whatever we’re today, it’s because of you and mom. Thank you so much for being such a lovely dad! I’m fortunate to have you in my life. May God give you many years of a healthy life!
70.) Happy 50th birthday, Dad! You worked hard and tried your best to make us happy. You never think about yourself, but now it’s time to enjoy life. So stop worrying about anything and have a stress-free and great life!
71.) Though I’m still young, I’m learning about all the love you’ve given me. Thank you for taking my hand and teaching me what I need to know. You’ve made many sacrifices to give us all a better life. You’re my hero and my guide.
Kids’ Messages for Dad
72.) I wish I could hang out with you on your birthday. But, on the bright side, you finally get some quiet! Hopefully, my birthday cards will share a small portion of my love for you.
73.) Thank you for all the piggyback rides, all the times you pretended to be a horse, and all the times you threw me into the air and caught me. Your body might regret it, but it made for a beautiful childhood.
74.) I’m looking forward to cooking out with you on your birthday. There’s no one else I’d share time with around the grill with than you. With kids of my own, let me take this opportunity to thank you for making me a better father. Happy Birthday, Dad!
75.) It’s no wonder my wife/husband turned out to be so awesome. With a father like you, how could s/he not? Cheers on your birthday! May happiness be a constant companion for you.
76.) Thank you for being a second father to me. It’s comforting to know that I can always run to you whenever I need. Best birthday wishes, Papa 2.0!
77.) Thanks is a tiny word to show you our gratitude. You truly deserve all the peace, joys, and blessings of the whole universe. From the bottom of my heart, I want you to know how much I greatly appreciate you! I wish you a happy birthday!
Happy Birthday Dad From Daughter
78.) To the best taxi driver, the most effective spider hunter, the cheapest handyman, and the most generous bank I know. You’ve taught me so many crucial lessons. Happy Birthday, Dad!
79.) Whenever I would fail, you were there to pick me up and put me back on the right path. Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am today—Happy Birthday, Dad, with all my love.
80.) When people say, ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,’ I tell them that’s the best compliment I could ever get. Someday, I hope to grow as strong and wise as you. I hope your birthday is filled with happiness!
81.) Happiest Birthday, Daddy! Thank you for everything that you have given me. You’ve always been there for me as a dad, and best friend is no other bond like ours. I love you, Dad!
82.) Thanks for always treating me like a princess, Pops! Happy birthday to many more to come! I love you.
83.) It’s time for a grand celebration because today, you have completed another year of life. Happy birthday, Dad! You raised me with much care and love and made me feel like a princess. Thanks a lot. May happiness always accompany you!
Girl’s Message for Dad
84.) Today, I congratulate the man I love the most on his birthday. Happy birthday, Dad! I pride myself because I’m your daughter. I wish all the days of your life were filled with blessings and peace!
85.) Happiest birthday, Dad. Dear daddy, on this special day of yours, I want to take the opportunity to thank you for everything that you have done for me. You are the most fantastic daddy in this world.
86.) Dear Dad, on your birthday, I want you to know that you are truly an inspiration, a friend, and a teacher to all of us. I wish you a wonderful birthday celebration.
87.) For me, you are not only my father but also my best friend. You always supported me and protected me. I’ll never forget the sacrifices you made for us. Happy birthday, Dad! I wish you much peace and happiness every day of your life.
88.) I missed the days when your strong shoulders seemed like the highest place on earth. But, Dad, no matter how much time passes or how old I become, you will always be my Superman! Happy Birthday.
89.) Dad, thank you for teaching me to be a man, even though I’m your daughter.
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90.) Dear Dad, thank you for showing me how great the world is. I may need a few tips from you as I go on and face the challenges in life, so thank you in advance. Happy Birthday!
91.) Hey, Dad! You taught me to grill a perfect steak, and that’s what I’m doing this weekend for your birthday. Looking forward to seeing U!
92.) From helping me up when I fell to taking me out for practice after I missed the winning goal, you’ve taught me never to give up. I owe my success in life to you and can’t wait to take you out for your birthday.
93.) You always taught me to appreciate the outdoors, not knowing just how important this would become. Thanks, Dad, for being such an essential part of my life. May we celebrate many more birthdays together!
94.) You were the one who always told me that I could do the impossible if only I tried hard enough. That alone is the reason I am here. Happy birthday, Dad!
95.) To the best Dad in the world: thank you for being there for me and urging me to be better and fight harder. Without your kind words and wise guidance, I wouldn’t be who I am. Happy Birthday, Dad!
Boy’s Message for Dad
96.) Thanks, Dad, for putting up with me through the hard times. I wouldn’t have made it through if it weren’t for you. You taught me what it means to be a man, a father, and a good person. I’ll always be thankful for your example and advice. Happy Birthday.
97.) Dad, you are my hero, my role model, the man I look up to and dream of becoming. Happy birthday, Dad!
98.) Dear Dad, we haven’t always seen eye-to-eye, but that makes our relationship even more special. Today for your birthday, I wish you all the best!
99.) I know I wasn’t the perfect child, but you have always been the perfect Dad. Thanks for fixing the little things I broke and for showing me how to correct my mistakes as I grew. Enjoy your birthday today. I love you!
100.) I always wanted to grow up just like U, but I still haven’t changed my mind. You are my perfect example of strength and love, and I aspire to be the same type of Dad to my kids that you have always been to me. Happy birthday!
Father-In-Law Birthday Wishes
101.) Thanks for being an awesome father-in-law. May God bless you with good health, joy, love, and fortune. Happy Birthday!
102.) Many things have changed over the years, but you’re still the same amazing and compassionate person you’ve always been. I’m glad to have a father-in-law like you. I wish you all the best on your special day, and may God bless you with more birthdays to come.
103.) If I had known how great a father-in-law you would be, I would have married your son earlier than I did. That would have given me more time with an extraordinary father-in-law like you. Happy Birthday!
104.) You’re the best father-in-law I could hope for. Our children love having you as their grandpa. Have a wonderful birthday and many more!
105.) Today is a good day to express how grateful I am to have a wonderful Father-in-law who’s much cooler than I am. You set an excellent example for me to measure up to. Happy Birthday, Father-in-law!
106.) I wish the best birthday to the coolest dad-in-law! Today, take your time to relax and enjoy the rest of the day. Do what you love, and have a great day!
107.) Have a fantastic birthday from your son/daughter-in-law. I hope your day is as wonderful and memorable as you!
108.) You’ve cared for me so much that people mistake you for my father. Now that it’s your big day, it’s my turn to do the same for you. Have a wonderful birthday, Daddy-in-law!
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109.) Dad, you’re an oldie but goodie. Happy birthday from one of your greatest hits!
110.) We wanted to get you a cake with a candle every year, but the fire department said it would be a fire hazard. Oh well, happy birthday anyway!
111.) Happy Birthday, Dad! May all your fish be big, socks holeless, and your sports teams have a winning season!
112.) You’re like scotch, always getting better with age. Wait, no; I didn’t get you aged scotch. It was just a metaphor. Well, anyway, Happy Birthday!
113.) Fact: Dads are notoriously tricky to buy gifts for. Instead, enjoy this card I made for you and feel the joy of having me as your child. Happy Birthday, Dad!
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114.) Happy birthday to the man who fought all the monsters under the bed and in the closet. Thank you for always making me feel safe!
115.) Hey Dad, I got a present for you. I stole your To-Do list from Mom. All you need to do is rip it up. Just don’t tell Mom, okay? Happy Birthday!
116.) Wear your gray hairs proudly, Dad. They are memories of how terrible I was as a child, and you earned them! Happy Birthday.
117.) Dad, I don’t think a lighter will do the job this birthday. You need a flamethrower to light all these candles. Happy Birthday, Old Man!
118.) Dad, Your birthday seems like the perfect time to thank you for all those times you didn’t tell Mom… Just know you’ve got a lot of favors you can call in.
119.) Growing up, I used to admire all the trophies on your shelf. Today, I think you deserve the Best Dad in the World trophy! Enjoy your birthday!
120.) People rub lamps to find genies while I call out my Dad’s name. Happy birthday, daddy.
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121.) Happy Birthday, Dad! You’ve given me many great gifts, particularly these excellent genetics. Here’s a little something I found for you.
122.) Have you ever noticed that the worse a dad’s jokes are, the better their father? Well, at least we know why your dad’s jokes are so terrible. I hope your birthday is much better than your jokes!
123.) Hey Dad, It’s your birthday! Time to blow out some candles, and let your family shower you with gifts!
124.) Real heroes don’t wear capes. They make bad puns. Thank you for being a real hero, Dad. Happy birthday!
125.) Happy Birthday, Dad! If you want, I’ll make a distraction so you can sneak off and get some gaming in. Cheers!
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126.) Happy birthday to the most rad, most tubular, least square, hippest… Hey Dad, are any of these from your generation? Happy Birthday, Dad. Great fathers are timeless!
127.) Definition of Dad [noun].
a. The one who is there for you no matter what and wants his little girl to grow up happy.
b. The one who conspires with you to hide broken stuff from Mom.
c. The one who gives excellent advice.
d. He protects you, calls you ridiculous nicknames, and makes you laugh.
e. The incredible person in the world.
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128.) Dad, you are just like a busy student. You’ve got a lot of class. Happy birthday!
129.) I remember all the sage advice you’ve given me throughout the years. Like the fact that we can pick our friends and we can pick our noses. But we can’t pick our Dad or his nose. Happy Birthday, Dad, never change!
130.) You always say that ‘back in your day,’ everything was so much better. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get you a time machine for your birthday. Hopefully, we can make your birthday at least half as enjoyable as your younger days!
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131.) The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.
132.) There’s no shame in fear, my father told me. What matters is how we face it.
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133.) Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.
134.) Who’s my hero? That’s a great question… Well, I think my Dad is my hero because he’s someone I look up to every day.
135.) A little girl giggles when her mother denies her an ice cream. She knows daddy will get her some later.
136.) The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself but for his family.
137.) When you’re young, you think your Dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.
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138.) Dads are most ordinary men, turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers, and song singers.
139.) It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.
140.) Your fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You’re her oracle. You’re her hero. And then the day comes when she gets her first permanent wave and goes to her first real party, and from that day on, you’re in a constant state of panic.
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141.) If you ever want to make my Dad furious, make him watch “The View” continuously for a week.
142.) The nature of fatherhood is that you’re doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified when you do it.
Birthday Quotations for Father
143.) My Dad is my best friend, my father, and my boss. When I do something exciting, and he likes it, it feels three times as good as you can imagine.
144.) I smile because you’re my father. I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it.
145.) Every father should remember one day. His son will follow his example, not his advice.
146.) I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my Dad was to me.
147.) It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.
Quotations for the Birthday Boy
148.) My Dad always said, ‘Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.’
149.) What we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by the little scraps of wisdom.
150.) From my Dad, I learned to be good to people and always to be honest and straightforward. I learned hard work and perseverance.
151.) One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents call mom and Dad.
152.) Every Dad, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, can learn ways to become an even better dad.
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153.) He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.
154.) To her, the name of father was another name for love.
155.) A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
156.) How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child’s board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak he planted.
157.) My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person. He believed in me.
158.) When you’re young, you think your Dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.
159.) A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.
160.) You’ve made me the person I am today, and I’m forever grateful for that.
Happy birthday, Dad FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions on wishing Dad a happy birthday.
“For the man who taught me everything about life – from your child who listened to about half of what you said. Happy birthday to the best teacher and greatest man I know.”
“On your birthday and every day, it’s awesome to have a wonderful dad like you in my life.”
Jimmy Valvano said, “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person. He believed in me.”
How to use these birthday wishes and quotes
Use these happy birthday dad wishes and quotes just as they are written, or use them as inspiration for your personalized message.
A thoughtful line or famous quote in a birthday greeting card adds the perfect touch to tell Dad just how you feel on his birthday. But if you don’t have time to pick up a card and a gift, a simple mention of your birthday wishes to Dad will go a long way to making his day!
You might also consider recognizing pops on social media with a Facebook post. A hand-written letter is always a nice touch, in which case you could use one of the quotes for an opener and one of the wishes for a closing.
By Greg Johnson
An experienced hand at wishing his father Happy Birthday, Greg is a designer and writer.
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