135 Mother's Day Instagram captions that'll inspire happy tears

We can all agree that when it comes to moms, they're simply the best.

From bandaging up the boo-boos to lending a shoulder when you need it most, they're always there for us. That's why letting the special mother in your life know how much she means to you is so important.

And there's no better time to do so than on Mother's Day, which falls on Sunday, May 12 this year.

Whether you serve her breakfast in bed or shower her with flowers and thoughtful gifts, treat her to a mom-themed activity, then post all about it on Instagram using one of these Mother's Day captions.

Use one of these short expressions to show your love like “If moms were flowers, I’d pick you” or “Thanks for keeping me grounded while encouraging me to fly.”

Or, if you’re looking to keep it humorous, try one of these funny Mother’s Day captions like “Code red: Mommy’s wine glass is empty” or “Keep calm and call Mom.”

Whatever caption you're searching for, you're sure to find it in the collection below or simply use these short sayings to inspire your own dedication.

Either way, your sweet Instagram post is sure to bring a smile to a special woman's face this year, and there's no better gift than that.

One-word Mother's Day captions

  • Blessing

  • Grace

  • Gift

  • Thankful

  • Godsend

  • Heart

  • Everything

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Mother's Day Captions
  • Home

  • Hero

  • Love

  • Icon

  • Queen

  • Beauty

  • Angel

  • Lifesaver

'Happy Mother's Day' captions

  • Cheers to my favorite lady.

  • I am who I am because of you.

  • In the genetic lottery, I hit the jackpot thanks to you.

  • Happy Mother's Day to the one who does it all!

  • You're simply the best.

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Mother's Day captions
  • Everything I know, I learned from you.

  • Childhood is short. Moms are forever.

  • Thanks for keeping me grounded while encouraging me to fly.

  • Whether near or far apart, a mother's love is always in your heart.

  • If moms were flowers, I’d pick you.

  • Kindness, love and strength. My mom.

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Mother's Day captions
  • Someone else did the dishes, then put away the laundry. And she lived happily ever after.

  • Happy Mother's Day to the original crazy cat lady.

  • You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.

  • Moms know you inside and out ... and still love you anyway!

  • Happy Mother's Day to my favorite pajama mamma.

  • You color my world with love. Thanks, mom.

  • Nobody deserves some 'me time' more than you, Mom!

  • Beneath every child standing tall, is a mom holding them up.

  • Given a choice, I’d still pick you to be my mom.

  • Mothers are the gifts that never stop giving.

  • If you ever want to see what love is, just look through the eyes of a mother.

  • Moms hold your hand for a short time, but stay in your heart forever.

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Mother's Day captions

Short Mother's Day captions

  • Ladies and gentlemen: her.

  • I got it from my mama!

  • My first friend, my best friend.

  • Bow down to my queen.

  • Yoda best mom ever.

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Mother's Day captions
  • Whatever I did to deserve you, it must have been good.

  • Best mom. Best person. Best ever. The end.

  • My favorite place is wherever my mom is.

  • A mother’s place is in the heart.

  • Wife. Mother. Friend. Perfect.

  • Just between us? You're my favorite.

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Mother's Day captions
  • You're not a regular mom. Thank God.

  • Mom, you're the sun that shines in my sky.

  • Mother’s aren’t just one thing. They’re everything.

  • My best qualities are the ones I inherited from my mom.

  • Don't bother looking for the perfect mom. She's already mine.

  • Where there is love, you'll find a mom.

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Mother's Day captions
  • Perfect kids. All in a day's work.

  • Moms can move mountains.

  • Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mom.

  • So many memories made. So many more to go. Thanks, Mom.

  • After ice cream, you're my favorite.

  • My mom is the sweetest.

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Mother's Day captions

Funny Mother's Day captions

  • Not a regular mom, a cool mom.

  • OK, I get it know.

  • Keep calm and call mom.

  • Dad's right: Mom has all the answers.

  • Mom. Mommy. Mama. Moooooom.

  • A toast to you on Mother’s Day. You’re gin-credible!

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Mother's Day captions
  • Code red: Mommy's wine glass is empty.

  • Don't mess with a dinosaur mamma — you'll get jurass-kicked.

  • My mother's last nerve? I'm on it.

  • What to do with an entire day to myself? Said no mother ever.

  • I’m simply amazing. I obviously get it from my mother.

  • Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.

  • Cheers to the woman who sacrificed nine months of wine for me!

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Mother's Day captions
  • My mom is the OG “cool mom.”

  • Given what you had to work with, I could have turned out WAY worse.

  • Mom, you were right about some stuff. OK, all of it. Sorry.

  • Thanks for the DNA. Now I can't remember names either.

  • Dear mom, thanks for not charging rent.

  • I love seeing you happy. Which is why we’ll talk about the car later.

  • You're nacho the average mom.

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Mother's Day captions
  • I'm so glad we agree that I'm the favorite.

  • Considering the houseplants, I'm lucky to be alive.

  • My therapist wishes you a Happy Mother's Day.

  • No instructions, yet I still turned out perfect.

  • This Mother’s Day, remember how much I love you. And forget about my teen years.

  • Nine months in the womb. Another 25 in your basement.

Sweet Mother's Day captions

  • In the garden of love, you’ll find moms growing.

  • Home is wherever mom is.

  • I've got everything I need as long as you're by my side.

  • Nothing compares to a mother's hug.

  • There's no love quite like a mother's.

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Mother's Day captions
  • Behind every great woman is an amazing mother cheering her on.

  • Every time I look at you, I see all that I am and all that I hope to be.

  • Moth·er (noun) 1. the best person in the whole world

  • There's a special place in heaven just for moms like mine.

  • A mother's love is all you'll ever need.

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Mother's Day captions
  • Behind every happy kid is a mom like mine.

  • How do you spell love? M-O-T-H-E-R.

  • A mother's love is the beginning and the end of everything that matters in life.

  • The safest place in the world is in your mother's arms.

  • When it comes to moms, I wonder how I got so lucky to get you.

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Mother's Day captions
  • Life's blessings begin with your mother.

  • Out of all the nests in the world, I'm thankful the stork dropped me in yours.

First Mother's Day captions

  • Welcome to the club!

  • Hope you get what you really want this Mother's Day: coffee, and lots of it.

  • You make “momming” look easy!

  • Sleepless nights? You'd never know.

  • Here's to the first of many Mother's Day celebrations.

  • You wear those mom jeans quite well.

Mother's Day captions for stepmoms

  • Being a mother isn't about biology, it's about love.

  • In my book, “mom” and “stepmom” are one and the same.

  • Thanks for always “stepping” up for me.

  • You didn’t give me life, but life gave me you.

  • Of all the evil stepmothers out there, I’m so glad you’re mine.

  • Stepmonster? Hardly.

  • You didn’t need to give birth to me to be totally awesome. You did that all on your own.

Mother's Day captions for mothers-in-law

  • Thanks to a wedding, now I have two moms to love.

  • A mother-in-law like you is truly a gift. Happy Mother's Day.

  • Out of all the mother-in-laws in the world, mine's the best.

  • Celebrating all the ways you make the world a better place by just being in it.

Mother's Day captions for grandmas

  • Did someone say “Glam-ma”?

  • The warmest hugs and sweetest memories.

  • When in doubt, call your grandma.

  • There's no place like Grandma's.

Mother's Day captions inspired by quotes and song lyrics

  • “I didn’t know if you knew / So I’m taking this chance to say / That I had the best day with you today” — “The Best Day,” Taylor Swift

  • “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” — Amit Kalantri, “Wealth of Words”

  • “Wish we didn’t live, wish we didn’t live so far from each other / I’m just sitting here thinking ’bout the time that’s slipping / And missing my mother, mother” — “Mother,” Kacey Musgraves

  • “A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” —Emily Dickinson

  • “I only love my bed and my mama, I’m sorry.” — Drake, “God’s Plan”

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  • “Mama, mama, you’re the queen of my heart / Your love is like tears from the stars, yes, it is / Mama, I just want you to know, lovin’ you is like food to my soul” — “A Song for Mama,” Boyz II Men

  • “It’s the curse of motherhood. You’re required to love us even when we vex you.” — Julia Quinn, “The Duke and I”

  • “My mom is too cool.” — Hallie Parker, “The Parent Trap”

  • “You might have a mom, she might be the bomb / But ain’t nobody got a mom like mine.” — Meghan Trainor, “Mom”

  • “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” — Princess Diana

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  • “She’s a queen, second to none / Take care of mother, you only get one.” — Mr. T, “Treat Your Mother Right”

  • “As she guided me through these last 18 years, I don’t think she ever realized that the person I most wanted to be was her.” — Rory Gilmore, “Gilmore Girls”

  • “A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.” — Amy Tan

This article was originally published on TODAY.com