Entertainment Movies Ron Howard and Daughter Bryce Dallas Howard Wish Each Other Happy Birthday: 'You Are My Best Friend' Ron Howard and Bryce Dallas Howard, whose birthdays are a day apart, shared throwback family photos to celebrate each other By Tommy McArdle Tommy McArdle Twitter Tommy McArdle is a digital news writer at PEOPLE covering stories across all of the brand's verticals. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Tommy covered the entertainment industry at Looper and sports at The Sporting News and Boston.com. He graduated from Emerson College in 2019. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 2, 2023 01:16 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Rich Fury/VF20/Getty Ron Howard and Bryce Dallas Howard are celebrating each other. The father-daughter duo, whose birthdays fall on March 1 and March 2, respectively, shared social media posts on Wednesday and Thursday wishing each other well and reminiscing on old memories. On Wednesday, Bryce shared two photos of herself and Ron, who turned 69, on Instagram, showing one image of an almost-2-year-old Bryce and her father, and another of the pair reading a book together before bed in 1987. "Daddio, you are my best friend — always have been, always will be," she wrote in the caption. "I love you. Happy Birthday ❤️" Then on Thursday, for Bryce's 42nd birthday, Ron wrote in a Twitter post that it has "been one of THE joys of our lives to witness @BryceDHoward grow into the woman, mother, wife & consummate show biz pro that she is," alongside a photo of a young Bryce asleep. Bryce Dallas Howard Admits She's Never Seen Dad Ron on Happy Days: 'It's Not Like I Avoided It' "Ever evolving she's personally ambitious & somehow generous & loving all at once," Ron added in his post. "Happy Birthday, Bryce U make us grateful & proud." Ron and Bryce's father-daughter bond is so strong that Ron, an accomplished director who initially rose to fame in the 1970s as Richie Cunningham on the ABC series Happy Days, said during an appearance on Variety's Awards Circuit podcast in December that Bryce "probably" could convince him to return to acting in an on-screen role. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. "It would probably be Bryce," he said, noting that he has not acted in years outside of his recurring television role as Arrested Development's narrator. "It would probably be Bryce directing something and saying, 'Dad, I really need you to come in and do this,' or 'You have to.' Either of those would probably get me in the makeup chair and in front of the camera." Ron Howard Officiates Daughter Paige's Wedding and Her Sister Bryce Dallas Howard Is Bridesmaid At the time, Ron said any potential appearance he makes would have to be the perfect fit for his daughter. "She's very astute and meticulous, so unless I'm right for something, absolutely right, it ain't happening," he said of Bryce, who in recent years has directed episodes of the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. She is also directing the upcoming Flight of the Navigator reboot. Asked whether he thinks he would have to audition for a project directed by Bryce, Ron joked: "I'm sure there'd be an audition involved. I'd be a little disappointed if she didn't [make me audition]."