Whether they are biologically ours or adoptive, without them, navigating life is a little bit harder.
Parents are so important that a day to show them appreciation has been marked by the UN for the past 10 years.
The 1st of June is Global Day of Parents and the international organisation is paying tribute to the critical role of parents and also recognising that children should grow up in a family environment filled with love, happiness, and understanding on this day.
Here are some of our favourite celebrities with their folks on the Global Day of Parents.
Award-winning rapper Keirnan Jarryd Forbes, famously known as AKA, and his mom Lynn Forbes have an amazing relationship.
The rapper isn't shy to share how much his mom means to him, while she also never fails to take to social media to wish his son a happy birthday or celebrate milestones with him.
They don't just look alike but media personality Minnie Dlamini and her mother, Queen Dlamini, are inseparable.
She's her motivator, her rock and best friend. Whether they are going on a mother-daughter shopping spree or luncheon, they have the best mother-and-daughter relationship. And every Mother's Day Minnie showers her mom with gifts and affirming words of how much she means to her.
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They are like two peas in a pod – where businesswoman Shauwn Mkhize is, you'll find Andile Mpisane right next to her. Sometimes they're even in matching outfits.
And the two are not just mother and son, but they share many business goals and work together on several projects.
Influencer Mihlali Ndamase and her mom, Pumla Ndamase, are the best-est of friends.
They travel together, go on spa dates, buy gifts for each and sometimes wear matching outfits. They are the ultimate mother-daughter relationship goals and Mihlali never fails to show her mother appreciation. In 2019 she surprised her with a brand new car.
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If she's not buying her a car it's a house or a bunch of roses.
Radio personality and actress Thando Thabethe has no limit when it comes to spoiling her mother Bongi Thabethe.