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14+ Beyond Adorable Photos Of Arnold Schwarzenegger With His Kids

Arnold Schwarzenegger may be known for his larger-than-life muscles and fighting bad guys onscreen in movies like Terminator and Predator, but there's a whole other side to Arnold that you might not have seen before.

A much softer, adorable side.

Without further ado, here are 14+ beyond adorable photos of Arnold with his kiddos.

Fatherhood has been his greatest joy in life.

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"Fatherhood is really the greatest joy. Watching all five of my kids grow into their own successful lives is fantastic, Schwarzenegger told Men's Health in 2018.

He showers them with love and affection.

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"Spending time with them, working out together, answering their questions makes me so happy," he shared.

He may appear tough, but he's a big softie when it comes to his kids.

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Don't let the muscles fool you!

While his kids were growing up, his life was all about fighting bad guys by day and then being on diaper-duty by night.

He's been training in the gym with his kids since they were young!

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When Arnold shared this image of him and his daughter, Christina, he showered her with the highest of praise.

He called her his favorite training partner!

That's saying a lot.

He's always so proud of their accomplishments, big or small.

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"You have been pulling yourself up your whole life!" the actor wrote in his birthday tribute to his daughter, Katherine.

"You have had such an incredible year and I am so proud of you. Between succeeding with your books, your marriage, and your animals, I don’t know where you find the time but you are a champion! I love you."

He loves each of his kids equally.

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The Terminator might have a lot of kids — five to be exact — but as any good father knows, he would never pick a favorite!

When it comes to birthdays and the other special moments in their lives, he shares his love equally.

He balances work with family life.

Katherine, his oldest child, is all grown up now and married to Chris Pratt!

These images show that he wasn't afraid to bring his kids to work and vice versa.

He always pushes his kids to succeed.

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He didn't raise no slackers!

He's always there to teach them the little things.

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With a dad like him, it's no wonder that his kids have become such major successes.

For example, Katherine is an author, Christina co-produced a Netflix documentary in 2018, and Patrick is an actor and businessman.

To this day, the bond between him and his kids has never been broken.

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Even when it was revealed that Arnold had fathered a love child with the family's former housekeeper, Mildred Baenahis, this shocking news didn't tear the family apart.

If anything, it made them closer.

He spends quality time with his kiddos.

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When it comes to fitness, he's always down to share what he knows with his kids.

His effort has paid off as it looks like Joseph is following in his father's fitness footsteps!

Just as he's there for his kids, they're there for him, too.

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"They were also all there for me after my surgery," he said, referring to the heart surgery he had in 2018.

"So you start to realize, wow, they are really growing up and now it’s not just me pumping them up. We are all pumping each other up."

He's there for the big milestones in their lives, like graduations.

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He was such a proud father when his son Joseph graduated from Pepperdine University.

"Four years of hard work studying business at Pepperdine and today is your big day! You have earned all of the celebration and I’m so proud of you. I love you!” he wrote.

He's a hands-on dad.

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Those bloody fists are a dead giveaway to the kind of work Arnold does onscreen, but he's never been too tough to give his kids piggybacks.

At the end of the day, his kids said it best: he's the best dad in the world!

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Christina, who refers to herself as "Daddy's little girl" once called him "the best dad in the world!"