After Anderson Cooper welcomed his first child back in April, we're sure he's been enjoying every special moment of being a father.
And now, his baby boy has been announced as the "Cutest Baby Alive 202o"...
There's no doubt being a dad is rewarding.The love one feels for their offspring is second to none.
One of the best parts of watching your child grow up is seeing what they've accomplished...
Of course, some children will start to win awards and accomplish things earlier than others...
Now, Anderson Cooper was born into a prominent New York City family in 1967.
During his time there, he decided to go off on his own venture.
via: GettyCooper forged a press pass and traveled to Southeast Asia, where he self-produced coverage of the political turmoil in Myanmar, as per Britannica.
After seeing his work, Channel One decided to air his pieces...
via: GettyAnd later, promoted Cooper as its chief international correspondent.
Cooper has had an extremely lucrative career in journalism...
In 1994, he landed one of his biggest gigs yet.
However, in 2000, Cooper's career took a slight detour.
via: Getty ImagesThe star made the decision to leave news reporting to host ABC’s prime-time reality television show The Mole.
In 2001, he took the job as a reporter for CNN...
Of course, he didn't stop there...
But, in 2005, Cooper well and truly caught the world's attention.
via: Getty ImagesThe journalism veteran received national attention for his reporting on the devastation to the U.S. Gulf Coast caused by Hurricane Katrina.
And as for his personal life?EW.
He continued:"And then, with Twitter and the internet, suddenly you could access something about anybody. And the expectation became, ‘You’re a public person, you should be public.’ And in the world of journalism, that was kind of still… I don’t know. It was a difficult thing to navigate. "I was traveling in the Middle East a lot. I spent most of my early years in war zones. And I’d gone to a lot of countries where it’s illegal and where, at the time, I had no security. I was by myself in Somalia and all these places and it was just easier not to say something. But I reached a point where, by not saying something, I realized I was saying something. Oftentimes you hear, ‘Well why should I have to come out? I’m open in my private life. I’m not hiding anything. I never pretended.’ But it does make a difference."
He went on to reveal that he "forgot" to tell his mom.
The news anchor took to Instagram to share a touching post with his fans.
via: Instagram"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."
"As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child."
via: Instagram"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."
He then revealed his son's name.
via: InstagramAnd the meaning behind it is truly heartwarming.
Cooper has thrown himself into fatherhood...
via: GettyBut already at just 6 months, his son is achieving so much.