Ah, boy bands — the entry point into music for many a tween and teen girl, and the ire of many of their male counterparts.
Still, it's cute for these young kids to have crushes on their favorite boy band member, whose rosters are often rounded out with such diverse personalities as "the shy one" or "the cute one" or "the athletic one."
But we'd argue that fatherhood looks good on Tomlinson, wouldn't you agree?
The boy bander took to Instagram on Wednesday to post a photo of his brand new bundle of joy. Little Freddie Tomlinson — who Billboard reported was born on January 23 — can be seen in the precious black-and-white photo cozied up to his father's shirtless chest.
Take a look at the cuteness below:
Swoon. Squeeeeee! Clearly this photo is giving us all the feels!
The baby's mother is Los Angeles-based stylist Briana Jungwirth. And though E! Online reports the pair are not officially a couple, Tomlinson has vowed to be a very "hands-on" dad.
He'll get his chance, too: the proud papa's new arrival comes at time when Tomlinson and his fellow Directioners — Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and Liam Payne — are on hiatus from touring and the recording studio (at least on group projects).
A congratulations goes out from us to the thankful Louis (see below) and Briana! And welcome to the world, Freddie, we hope to see more of you very soon!