Anderson Cooper and the relationship he has with his son, Wyatt, is just the most adorable thing you’ll ever see.
And now, he has shared a sweet photo from a beach day he had with the 2-year-old.
You’re going to want to see this…
Being a parent is the best.
And the love you feel for your child is second to none.
One of the best parts of being a parent is watching them grow up and enjoying the journey together.
It gives many parents an immense sense of pride…
Now, Anderson has come a long way since he was younger…
He went on to study at the prestigious Yale University and, after earning a B.A. in political science, he got a job as a fact-checker for Channel One News – a news program broadcast in many American middle and high schools.
And he’s done a lot for politics, too…
Cooper forged a press pass and traveled to Southeast Asia, where he self-produced coverage of the political turmoil in Myanmar, as per Britannica.
And he’s become a household name.
He’s a face that we’re all familiar with seeing on our screens.
The star joined ABC as a correspondent in 1995.
And, he eventually went on to co-anchoring World News Now, the network’s overnight news program.
But, he wasn’t just recognized through his reporting.
The star made the decision to leave news reporting to host ABC’s prime-time reality television show The Mole.
But that didn’t mean saying bye to his reporter lifestyle forever.
Because he returned to the newsroom once more.
And then just like that, he was given the opportunity to do something incredible, joining CNN.
And he became the anchor of his own program in 2003- Anderson Cooper 360°.
He has remained the host of his show ever since, as well.
At the same time as anchoring Anderson Cooper 360, he was still regularly contributing to CNN’s Newsnight.
His journalistic skill was recognized by many…
With the journalism veteran receiving national attention for his reporting on the devastation to the U.S. Gulf Coast caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Anderson was certainly loved by a lot of people.
But, it wasn’t just his passion for reporting that people admired him for.
In 2012, Anderson publicly came out as gay. And more recently, the star opened up about what it was like to come out to his family and friends.
“I came out in high school to my friends. I was in love with this guy and I was so desperate, I just asked all my friends how I could get him. And I sort of always felt like I was out, I had boyfriends, I’d go dancing, I’d go to bars and stuff. But reporters didn’t really talk about their personal lives,” he explained in a 2019 interview with EW.
In discussing how it felt to come out to his family and friends, Anderson admitted he didn’t want to make a big deal out of the situation.
“So, I thought about it a long time. I spent a lot of time writing out an explanation, a letter. And I decided not to try to make a big deal about it at the time. I just published it on a website of a friend of mine, Andrew Sullivan, and that was it. It was actually funny because I was in Africa shooting something when it was published and I didn’t realize I was in a place that had absolutely no cell phone service for three days.
“But as soon as I got to Johannesburg, my phone lit up. And I’d realized I’d forgotten to tell my mom I was making this announcement. I’d come out to her a long time ago, but she was like, ‘Oh, you could’ve given me a heads up!'”
And in April last year, Cooper entered a brand new chapter in his life…
Announcing the birth of his son!
It was quite literally the cutest thing ever.
“I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father,” he wrote. “He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy.”
Their bond is so incredibly sweet.
“And I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son’s birth.”
More than a year later, Cooper celebrated his fifty-fourth birthday alongside his son…
His Instagram post about the event is super sweet…
“Thank you for all the lovely birthday wishes! I am really touched by all the kind thoughts. Getting to see my little boy’s joy-filled face everyday, and watching him grow, is the best present I could ever receive.”
Check out his post yourself if you like…
Well, now, Anderson has hit his followers with yet another heartwarming photograph of their recent outing together…
And people couldn’t get enough of it.
And honestly, people’s reactions were most certainly neccesary.
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
Eden Ahbez,” he wrote in his Instagram caption.
We literally adore their relationship! You really just cannot beat the bond between a father and his son, it’s just too pure.