Dads are like magicians. They can turn a tantrum into a tickle-fest, MacGyver a broken Barbie back to life, and can heal a boo-boo with a single smooch. There are cool dads all over Atlanta and we wanted to share a few that we think are pretty awesome. These dads juggle everything from brain surgery to building fashion brands all while making sure not to miss Saturday waffles. Here are eight papas that make Atlanta proud.

Sanjay Gupta

As an Emmy-winning CNN corespondant, practicing neurosurgeon and father of three—this dad does it all. In regards to his adorable daughters, Gupta often jokes that he is learning “Navy SEAL Team Six tactics for when they're old enough to date.” Although he is one of the nation’s leading proponets of the fight against obesity, he lets his daughter’s pick what he makes them for breakfast on Saturday. It is their day to indulge. A healthy diet with the occasional Saturday splurge of chocolate waffles? Sounds just like what the doctor ordered.

Who do you think is a cool dad in Atlanta? Tell us who and why in the comments section below!

–Phebe Wahl

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