The Mindy Project creator celebrated her dad Avu Chokalingam by posting a picture of him with her two children Katherine, 5, and Spencer, 2.

“My dad shows up,” she captioned her Instagram post. “He was the one who drove me from the hospital after both my kids were born. To this day, he comes to the house at least once a day to play with the kids, take them to the farmers market, pick them up from school, or walk Spencer around the block in my son’s precious blue toddler car. He also says yes to my kids insane plans like ‘let’s spin Grandpa around in the round chair really fast.'” 

Mindy then reflected on how her bond with her dad has grown over the years. 

“It’s funny how my love deepened for my dad when he became a grandfather, the role he was born to play,” she continued. “I love him to the moon and back, which is what he says to my kids. Whoever it is for your family – husband, partner, grandparent, mom, wife, step-parent, nanny, sibling, old friend – I hope you have someone out there who shows up for you and your family! It is the great blessing of our life. Now I’m gonna cry. Okay! Love to everyone today!”