The Best Reactions to Archie Harrison's First Birthday Video

My heart can't take it, okay?!

Meghan Markle reads to son Archie.
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While Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor is probably being flooded with first-birthday gifts, we've received the best one of them all: a birthday video!  (opens in new tab)The clip, released to support Save the Children UK's coronavirus appeal, features Meghan reading Duck! Rabbit! to a giggling baby Archie—who's already turning the pages on his own! The expression "cuteness overload" was made for this kid.

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A spokesperson for the couple previously confirmed that Meghan and Harry planned to share a photo in honor of his big day, according to The Sunday Times. (opens in new tab) But a video's even cuter—and it's helping to support vulnerable families during the coronavirus pandemic (you can donate to Save the Children's appeal here (opens in new tab)).

Naturally, with a clip as adorable as this, a lot of people had things to say. The reactions were almost as cute as the video.

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Quick q: can we make storytime a regular thing? Twitter's already on board:

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic (opens in new tab), Archie was supposed to spend his first birthday in the U.K. (opens in new tab) at Queen Elizabeth II's Scottish estate, Balmoral, with Harry's side of the family. There were also plans for a second birthday celebration in North America. Whatever they end up doing, I just hope Archie is able to eat lots and lots of cake.

Happy birthday, Archie!


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