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13 Of Anderson Cooper’s Best Quotes On Parenting Little Wyatt

The 54-year-old news anchor is the epitome of a proud dad.

“I’ve been very focused on getting to some place, getting a story. Because I’m focused on him it puts an order to everything.”

My whole motivation in the morning is to be there when my son wakes up because it is the greatest moment of my day.

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

“As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I’m grateful for all of those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son’s birth.”

I don’t think I would have made the decision if I didn’t feel I was really ready, and I definitely feel like this is absolutely what I should be doing. I mean, I wish I had done it sooner.

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.’ This is a dream come true.

“There’s something about having a child that makes you feel connected to what is happening and you want to make sure that the world this child is growing up in is a better one. You suddenly worry much more about the future of all of us.”

It’s unlike anything I’ve experienced, and yet, it’s also very familiar and incredibly special and intimate. It’s really extraordinary.

I think it would be great for him to have a sibling. I’m not sure I could handle another, but he’s really such an easy kid.

“I know what it was like growing up without a dad. If there was ever something to happen to me, I would want Wyatt to be surrounded by love.”

He gives me hope. I have a palate of a 5-year-old, but apparently a 7-month-old has a much better palate.

Getting to see my little boy’s joy-filled face every day, and watching him grow, is the best present I could ever receive.

“I can watch him for hours and hours and hours and do nothing, it’s amazing. He goes through a whole range of emotions when he’s sleeping. It’s better than Netflix.”