Ben Affleck's handsThey always say you can tell a lot about a person by looking at their hands, and I'd say it's official. The award for cutest hands in Hollywood goes to Ben Affleck. Take a peek at the director at the Critics' Choice Awards this week with scribbles all over his hands, and you'll agree.

At first glance, the black lines don't seem to make a whole lot of sense. But the father of three has a story to go with the scribbles. Key word here: father.

Turns out Ben let one of this young daughters -- Violet or Serphina -- take a marker and write all over his hands! The message -- what was supposed to be his name -- was apparently for good luck, and it worked. Ben took home the award for best director for Argo .

Alright, I'll give you a second to recover from that swoon and remember that Jennifer Garner has already snapped this gem up off the market.

Now let's talk about this.

That says a lot about what kind of man he is, doesn't it? A guy who loves his kids so much that he'll do anything for them, even look like a bit of a doofus in front of the entire world?

Because this wasn't just a regular day at the office. Ben was going to a black tie event where there would be paparazzi everywhere he turned, and he'd be rubbing elbows with the muckety-mucks of Hollywood. And he still let his little girls go to town on his most obvious of appendages.

For some reason it reminds me of the new Senator who let his 1-year-old upstage him during his swearing in a few weeks ago. Ben was even willing to share the meaning of the scribbles during his acceptance speech, ceding some of his big moment to his daughters.

That's the kind of father little girls need; the kind of guy who cares more about them than he does about what the rest of the world thinks. Because those are the kinds of fathers who help raise little girls who know it doesn't matter what other people think of them; it matters that they have people who love them.

Would your kids' dad do something like this? What do you think of Ben's "accessory" for his big night?

 

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