CNN star, Anderson Cooper just became a dad and he shared this joyful news with the world in a very heart touching on-air segment.
He delivered a very eloquent and emotional speech after his Thursday’s CNN Town Hall to announce the birth of his son, Wyatt.
"It's been a difficult time in all of our lives and there are certainly many hard days ahead," Cooper said. "It is, I think, especially important in these times of trouble to try to hold onto moments of joy and moments of happiness. Even as we mourn the loss of loved ones we're also blessed with new life and new love, so I just wanted to take a moment and share with you some joyful news of my own."
"On Monday I became a father," Cooper continued. "I've never actually said that before out loud and it still kind of astonishes me. I'm a dad, I have a son, and I want you to meet him."
"This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He's named after my dad who died when I was ten years old," he shared. "I hope I can be as good a dad as he was."
The middle name of his newly-born son is Morgan which is a family name from Cooper’s mom’s side.
"I know my mom and dad like the name Morgan because while I was going through her things recently I found a list they'd made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Morgan was on the list," he said.
Cooper shared that Wyatt was 7.2 pounds at birth, and is "sweet, and soft, and healthy." Then things got even more emotional when he shared how his child came into the world.
Source: Gay Times
"I am beyond happy. As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child and I'm so grateful for all those who paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth," Cooper said. "Most of all I am eternally grateful to our remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, watched over him lovingly, tenderly, and gave birth to him."
Amid all the depressing news that we have been seeing on CNN lately due to coronavirus, this emotional speech came as a breath of fresh air.