Anderson Cooper has always been a silver-fox daddy type, but recently, the CNN anchor became a father.
Wyatt Morgan Cooper was born on April 27th, 2020, weighing 7 lbs and 2 oz.
CNN's @AndersonCooper is a dad. "On Monday I became a father. I've never said that out loud and it astonishes me,"… https://t.co/rfD0qN4sEc— CNN (@CNN)1588332006.0
As Anderson came on air to announce the birth of his child, he said "On Monday, I became a father."
"I've never said that out loud and it astonishes me."
He also shared more photos of his newborn baby boy on Instagram.
Cooper rarely gets emotional on air, and so the sheer emotion that came through when he talked about his newborn son had the internet crying right along with him.
Oh my! Anderson is dad! I cried. This is beautiful https://t.co/9vOHD8DInU— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari Sellers)1588298731.0
@Bakari_Sellers Whew definitely cried— Meena Harris (@Meena Harris)1588306565.0
This just made my heart shine and my eyes water. https://t.co/0GeEKGJkAd— Amanda AlpertLoveday (@Amanda AlpertLoveday)1588298497.0
@AlpertLoveday Ah, man, @AC360 I’m so happy for you. Congrats, and welcome to the greatest adventure in the world.… https://t.co/bzuAp6nKI8— Strider (@Strider)1588299849.0
@AlpertLoveday @Biggan4Congress i'm crying, you're crying, we're all crying. ❤️👶🍼🎉❤️— tamara martin (@tamara martin)1588299555.0
Cooper also says that he "never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I am so grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth."
@AlpertLoveday Beautiful. Warm fuzzies and big hugs to Daddy Anderson and baby Morgan!— Lisa Kramer (@Lisa Kramer)1588301904.0
@Bakari_Sellers I’m so happy for you @ac360. Your compassion, strength, and humanity will make you a wonderful fath… https://t.co/HZC6lHjBup— This is She (@This is She)1588299920.0
@Bakari_Sellers Congratulations Anderson https://t.co/NmQznyirKd— PissedOffBlackWoman2020 🇺🇸🇫🇷🇨🇮 (@PissedOffBlackWoman2020 🇺🇸🇫🇷🇨🇮)1588301465.0
@Bakari_Sellers Just beautiful ! Happy moments are sorely needed right now . Welcome Wyatt to the world. We will tr… https://t.co/hXCPuxQSNJ— Marilyn Granat (@Marilyn Granat)1588307798.0
He also expressed his gratitude to the "remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, watched over him lovingly, tenderly, and gave birth to him."
@AlpertLoveday Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful son.— Debra Hodge (@Debra Hodge)1588302283.0
@AlpertLoveday Beautiful!!!! @andersoncooper he's precious!— 🍃ĐeeĐee🍃 (@🍃ĐeeĐee🍃)1588306080.0
@CNN @andersoncooper Congratulations 🎉 being a parent is the best and hardest job ever!!!— Tonya Selser (@Tonya Selser)1588332150.0
@CNN @andersoncooper Welcome to fatherhood @andersoncooper!! It’s the best thing in the world!— Steadfast and Sure Imagery (@Steadfast and Sure Imagery)1588332136.0
Thank you, Anderson Cooper, for paving the way for more gay men to become fathers.