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This video of Anderson Cooper reading a book to his son
might be is definitely the cutest thing on the internet today
Is there anything better on the internet in the last year than watching Anderson Cooper embrace being a dad? Since he welcomed his son, Wyatt Morgan, 10 months ago, he’s quickly become one of our favorite celeb dads — and Wyatt is pretty darn cute, too. That’s why you may need to steel yourself before you click play on the video below — Anderson reading a book to his beloved baby boy is honestly almost too cute to handle.
To celebrate National Read Across America Day, Cooper sat down with little Wyatt, and the two of them read Laura Numeroff’s classic kids’ book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Our favorite CNN anchor also spoke a little bit to the importance of helping kids learn to love reading.
“It’s National Read Across America Day and especially now, with millions of kids still not in school because of the pandemic, inspiring them to read is even more important than ever,” he said in the clip, which he shared on all his social media channels. “I struggled to read as a child with a mild form of dyslexia, and luckily it was noticed early and I got help with it. But for a lot of kids, that is not the case. My son Wyatt is 10 months old and I try to read to him every day.”
During the story, Wyatt is snuggled into his dad’s lap, holding and playing with a rubber duck. At one point, he tries to grab the book for himself, which gets a smile out of his loving dad.
“Is there anything better than just hanging out with your kid and reading?” Cooper asks. “Incredible.”
We really have to agree.
This is just one of many reasons we love Anderson Cooper as a dad. He’s been very open about how much joy this new phase of his life has brought him, telling People in June, “It feels like my life has actually begun.”
“I sort of wonder, what was I waiting for? This is a new level of love,” he said at the time. “It’s unlike anything I’ve experienced, and yet it’s also very familiar and incredibly special and intimate. It’s really extraordinary.”
“When I was 12 years old and knew I was gay and thought about my life, it always upset me because I thought, ‘I will never be able to have a kid,'” Cooper remembers. “This is a dream come true.
With that much love in his life, we know that little Wyatt has only great things ahead.