Hi, Spencer! Mindy Kaling just shared the sweetest video of her second child in honor of his second birthday.
Kaling, who purposefully keeps her children’s faces off of social media to protect their privacy, found a way for her youngest child to say hello to her followers in a rare Instagram post…kind of. “Hi,” the toddler repeatedly says in the video, waving at his own shadow as he stands in his crib, facing the wall.
“Happy 2nd birthday to my son Spencer, who is the human personification of a hug,” Kaling wrote in the caption of the clip, which was posted on September 3. “I can’t describe the intense joy it is to be your mom. You remind this old cynical lady that the world is full of wonder, and fun can be found in the most mundane places. Here Spencer is greeting his friend, the morning shadow in his crib.”
Mindy Kaling chose to raise her two children, four-year-old Katherine and two-year-old Spencer, as a single parent. “The choice to have a child—by yourself, on your own terms—it was the best part of my life,” Kaling recently told Marie Claire. “It’s the thing that I hope women feel confident doing by themselves.”
Despite her personal decision to have children on her own, the most popular internet conspiracy theory is that her former The Office costar B.J. Novak is the biological father. “It doesn’t bother me,” Kaling said regarding the rumor. “He’s the godparent to both my kids—and they have such a great relationship—and so far [the rumors haven’t] affected my happiness at all, it hasn’t affected my kids or B.J.… If that’s what is going to be titillating to people, I’ll take it.”