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Snooki may be tough on the outside, but when it comes to one particular part of her life (cough, cough, baby Lorenzo), she's a total softie. 

The Jersey Shore star took to Twitter yesterday (January 9), writing, "So many fans came out today with their babies and I almost cried thinking how much I just want to hug mine! Can't wait to kiss my baby!!!"

Aww, mama meatball is missing her little man during her trip to LA! The reality star was on the West Coast promoting Snooki & JWOWW Season 2.

Source: @snooki

Catch the next episode of Snooki & JWOWW on Tuesday, January 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.