Anderson Cooper Shares Heartwarming Photo from Beach Day with 19-Month-Old Son Wyatt

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    Anderson Cooper
    American journalist, television presenter and author
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Anderson Cooper is enjoying quality time with his little boy.

On Tuesday, the CNN anchor, 54, posted an adorable photo on Instagram with his 19-month-old son Wyatt Morgan from a day they shared at the beach together.

In the sweet snap, Cooper holds Wyatt close against his chest while giving him a kiss. Wyatt, whom Cooper shares with ex Benjamin Maisani, rests his head on his father's shoulder and closes his eyes.

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn Is just to love and be loved in return," Cooper quoted Eden Ahbez in the caption.

The journalist's close friend and fellow dad Andy Cohen teased in the comments, "Your arms got tan!!!!!"

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RELATED: Anderson Cooper Gets Candid About Parenting 18-Month-Old Son Wyatt: 'Diapers Aren't Even That Hard'

Earlier this month, Cooper talked about the challenges and rewards of being a new father in the first episode of Ellen DeGeneres' EllenTube "Dad Confessions."

The dad of one started the video with some parenting advice for first-time mothers and fathers, saying to baby-proof the home. Cooper joked, "I didn't do that [before Wyatt's arrival], and now I'm using deer fencing because I don't really know what I'm doing."

The Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty author also confessed that he didn't read the baby books to prepare him for fatherhood, and has learned everything about parenting on the fly.

"I got all these books about being a parent, and I didn't read any of them. It turns out you actually have to read the books," Cooper said with a laugh. "Just buying the books themselves, and having them around doesn't work. You actually have to read them."

Cooper even got candid about diaper duty. While most parents dread the messy task, the journalist admitted he actually enjoys it. "Diapers aren't even that hard. I've heard people complain… it's sweet," Cooper said.