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Anderson Cooper recently shared an adorable snap of his son on his first birthday and the internet has gone wild...

This may just be one of the cutest things we've ever seen.

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There's a reason why Wyatt has been hailed as one of the cutest babies ever.

Now, Anderson Cooper was born into a prominent New York City family in 1967.

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.

During his time there, he decided to go off on his own venture.

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Cooper 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...

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And later, promoted Cooper as its chief international correspondent.

Cooper has had an extremely lucrative career in journalism...

And he's a face that we're all familiar with seeing on our screens.

In 1994, he landed one of his biggest gigs yet.

The star joined ABC as a reporter eventually went on to coanchoring World News Now, the network’s overnight news program.

In 2001, he took the job as a reporter for CNN...

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And, just 2 years later, he became the anchor of his own program - Anderson Cooper 360°.

Of course, he didn't stop there...

At the same time as anchoring his own show, he was still regularly contributing to CNN’s Newsnight.

And as for his personal life?

In 2012, Anderson publicly came out as gay.

He went on to reveal that he "forgot" to tell his mom about it.

"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 last April, Cooper entered a brand new chapter in his life...

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Announcing the birth of his son!

The news anchor took to Instagram to share a touching post with his fans.

"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."

"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.

And the meaning behind it was truly heartwarming.

"This is Wyatt Cooper. He is 3 days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was. My son's middle name is Morgan. It's a family name on my mom's side."

"I know my mom and dad liked the name morgan because I recently found a list they made fifty-two years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son," he added.

Cooper has thrown himself into fatherhood...

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And this week he shared a huge milestone.

"Today is Wyatt's first birthday. I can't believe it has already been a year."

"He is sweet and funny, happy and kind, and i love him more than I ever thought possible."

So cute!

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