This past Sunday marked the first ever “Gay Uncles Day,” a holiday initiated by social media users to celebrate guncles around the world.
Thousands of people took to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to commemorate the day, with guncles posting photos of their beloved nieces and nephews and families sharing their thanks for the special role gay uncles play in their lives.
Even a few out celebrities got in on the fun, with posts from Anderson Cooper:
Canadian bobsledder Simon Dunn:
RPDR star Joslyn Fox:
And YouTuber Tyler Oakley:
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) August 14, 2016
The photos shared on Gay Uncle’s Day showed how supportive guncles are:
How playful they can be:
And just how loving they are with the precious tykes in their lives: