Actor and producer Channing Tatum is first and foremost a proud girl dad. Whether he's letting his daughter, Everly, age 8, give him a colorful makeover or writing a children's book about the special bond between dads and daughters, Tatum's best role to date is clearly as number one dad.

And for the first time, Tatum has shared a photo of Everly, whom he shares with ex-wife Jenna Dewan, on his Instagram page, writing, "You my little are everything! You are my world and my heart."

Embracing his daughter's creativity and encouraging her to use her imagination is evident, as he continues, "You were looking at the full moon in this pic and telling me the prophecy of the full moon mermaid and then we ran into the water and looked for her and played with glow sticks in the night water calling out to the mermaids. You said you touched a bald headed mermaid and saw a tail. Haha one day you will read this and i hope laugh. We have fun hehehe"

Sharing daughter Everly's photo for the first time, Channing Tatum's message is one all girl dads can relate to as they create imaginative stories with their daughters.

Is there anything more fantastic than your child believing in mermaids, and better yet, having a father who's right there with you in the adventure? As the two smile on the beach in what appears to be a gorgeous tropical locale, speaking as a parent, I hope the memory of this special night with her dad one day brings a smile to Everly's face, too.

What a sweet adventure they had together! Here's to all the girl dads out there making memories and embracing their daughters' creativity and individual spirits.

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