The One Direction star — shirtless, of course — captioned the sweet photo “Lad and Dad.”
Courtesy Louis Tomlinson
The ever-active Directioner fandom could hardly contain their excitement.
I’m so happy Louis is sharing pictures of Freddie with us! He really doesn’t have to but THANK YOU @Louis_Tomlinson.
— 1DStalker (@1DStalker) February 19, 2016
I honestly didn’t think Louis would post any pictures of him and Freddie but I’m so happy that he’s sharing his journey with us
— robyn (@ughhhnjh) February 19, 2016
*squints* the dagger’s here but can some1 tell me y would louis cover one of his most personal tattoos i cant see it pic.twitter.com/veQhXZaKJ9
— sandra (@larrycaring) February 19, 2016
LAD AND DAD THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME CRY LOUIS WILLIAM TOMLINSON I LOVE YOU A LOT SO HAVE A GREAT BREAK
— THANK YOU SULIVAN (@Brentsmahone) February 19, 2016
This isn’t the first time Tomlinson has posted a shirtless pic with his baby boy. A week after Freddie’s birth, he posted another cuddly shot of himself with his new son, which was his first.
A photo posted by Louis Tomlinson (@louist91) on Jan 27, 2016 at 7:54pm PST
A photo posted by Louis Tomlinson (@louist91) on Feb 19, 2016 at 2:17pm PST
“Louis is happy and very excited about becoming a dad and he thinks Briana will be an amazing mother,” a mutual friend of the pair told PEOPLE. “It was a surprise at first, but he and Briana are very, very close friends and this has brought them even closer.”
— Maria Yagoda