If you need a good cry session today, Prince Harry has you covered. The royal is in New Zealand this week for his first official royal tour with his wife Meghan Markle, and he used some of the final moments of his visit to comfort a young boy who grew up without his mother.
Prince Harry was greeting crowds in Auckland on Tuesday, October 30, when he learned that a six-year-old boy named Otia had lost his mother when he was just a year old, according to The Mirror. His grandmother, Te, told Harry that Otia admired the prince, whose own mother, Princess Diana, died in a car accident when he was 12. The Duke of Sussex instantly went into dad mode and took some time to chat with the boy to let him know that everything would be OK.
“Life will always be alright, you know that? I made it to 34 years old and life is great, I’ve got a beautiful wife and a baby on the way,” he reportedly told Otia. “Your life is gonna be sorted, don’t you worry about that.”
He also joked with him to lighten the mood, asking, “You live here in Auckland? You gonna be a rugby player?”
Harry then offered some nice words to Otia’s grandmother by telling her she was taking good care of her grandson. “You’re doing a great job, Nan,” he said, according to Hello Magazine. “Nans are so important in our lives.” (Prince Harry and his brother William are known to be extremely close to their own grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.)
This isn’t the first time that Prince Harry and Markle have made us teary with cute kids during this royal tour. Earlier in the month, Harry found a little girl who looked just like Markle and even broke royal protocol by snapping a photo of them together. This latest moment is more proof that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who announced that they’re expecting their first child this spring, are going to be pretty great parents.