From his young debut in the classic film 10 Things I Hate About You to the way he charmed us in 500 Days of Summer, there are so many reasons to swoon over Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The latest reason? He’s a new dad! He and his wife Tasha McCauley recently welcomed their first child, a baby boy. We couldn’t be happier for him! Which is why we’ve rounded up 5 reasons why he’ll be an awesome dad.
1. He appreciates moms
We know JGL will be a great role model for his son because he’s already made a public display of affection for mothers. And what’s more important than teaching kids that moms are the best?
2. He has a beautiful singing voice
Perfect for soothing a cranky baby with a nice lullaby! And if his tyke is really well-behaved, maybe Zooey Deschanel and her daughter will come over for the coolest. sing-a-long. ever.
3. He has a sense of humor
That’s an absolute necessity for getting through parenthood. We can just imagine him making fun faces with his son and laughing off that first diaper blow out.
4. He’s willing to take risks
His latest project, a collaborative production company called hitRECord, invites everyone and anyone to make content for him. Similarly, parenting involves being open to new ways of doing things and being willing to accept help from others. Who knows, maybe the hitRECord team will want to take turns babysitting?
5. He was on Sesame Street
Which already means he can bargain for his son’s respect. What toddler doesn’t want nursery school bragging rights that their dad was actually on an episode of Sesame Street?
Congrats to Tasha and JLG, and don’t worry — you got this.More On