Anderson Cooper Says Seeing Son Wyatt's 'Joy-Filled Face Everyday' is the Best Birthday Present | 22 Words

Anderson Cooper is reveling in the role of being a new dad, and his recent Instagram post celebrating his birthday shows just how happy he is...

It seems he is truly content right now...

And it's not hard to see why.

There's no doubt being a dad is rewarding.

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...

As Anderson Cooper has displayed in a recent Instagram post celebrating his fifty-fourth birthday alongside his baby boy Wyatt Morgan.

He posted a sweet photo of them together on Instagram, explaining that Wyatt is the "best" birthday gift he could want.

And we just can't get over how adorable it is...

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 and eventually went on to co-anchoring World News Now, the network's overnight news program.

However, in 2000, Cooper's career took a slight detour.

The star made the decision to leave news reporting to host ABC’s prime-time reality television show The Mole.

But, of course...

It wasn't long until he returned to the newsroom once more.

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

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.

But, in 2005, Cooper well and truly caught the world's attention.

The 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?

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.

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

"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!

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."

And now, more than a year later, he is celebrating his fifty-fourth birthday alongside his son...

His recent Instagram post is super sweet...

He wrote...

"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 below...

Adorable!

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