President Barack Obama on Saturday used his weekly address to reflect on Father's Day.

“This Sunday is Father's Day,” Obama said, “and I wanted to take a moment to talk about the most important job many of us will ever have – and that's being a dad.”

“Today we're blessed to live in a world where technology allows us to connect instantly with just about anyone on the planet. But no matter how advanced we get, there will never be a substitute for the love and support and, most importantly, the presence of a parent in a child's life. And in many ways, that's uniquely true for fathers.”

Obama said that he tried “every day to be for Michelle and my girls what my father was not for my mother and me.”

“Being a good parent – whether you're gay or straight; a foster parent or a grandparent – isn't easy. It demands your constant attention, frequent sacrifice and a healthy dose of patience. And nobody's perfect.”

He concluded with: “Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, and have a great weekend.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)