CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Father's day is this Sunday. 22News spoke to some kids on Saturday, about what their dad means to them, and we spoke to a father, about what it's like to be a Dad.
Brooke Rubeck of Hatfield told 22News, "He's a great dad and I'm really lucky to have him, and I don't know what I would do without him." That's how Brooke feels about her father, Art.
He also spoke to 22News about the daily joys of being a father. Art Rubeck said, "I love being a dad. The happy times are just spending time with the kids like being out here today on a beautiful day or hanging out with them at the house, or swimming and barbecuing, so it's mostly a lot of fun."
This year, Dads are being appreciated more than ever.
According to the National Retail Federation, this year people plan on spending an average of $117 on dad with a lot of that money going towards new electronics, things like iPhones, GPS devices and big screen TV's.
But for Peyton Mullins of Amherst, this father's day isn't about gifts. It's about fond memories. "He's not here. He's up there. He's been dead for three years now, but I just wish he was here I could share it with him. But he's not. But I know that he will be with me tomorrow anyway," said Mullins.
And 22News found out that when it comes to Father's day, most people aren't planning anything extravagant.
They told 22News it's just about spending some quality time with dad.