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Melissa Gorga has plenty to be proud of this holiday season! The Real Housewives of New Jersey mama was ecstatic to learn that her little girl, Antonia, was the recipient of a very important award at her school. This is so cute, you guys!

Melissa took to Instagram to show off her daughter's achievement.

"Antonia received this special reward today in front of the whole school for all of her acts of kindness. I'm so proud of her!" Melissa wrote next to the photograph.

Antonia looks absolutely precious holding up her "Proud Panda Certificate." You can tell that she's super excited that the school picked her to receive the award, but her shy smile proves she's a humble winner.

And those curls! We know that Melissa likes to straighten her locks into a glossy blanket of sheen, but if her natural hair looks anything like her daughter's, we're not sure why. Antonia's bouncy spirals are so pretty!

Earlier this week, Melissa took Antonia to get a Christmas-themed manicure. You can see the red glittery polish covering her tiny fingernails in this picture. But if you think Antonia is a little spoiled, think again! Clearly, Melissa's mini-me deserves to be pampered! When you get an award for being kind, you are probably a pretty special little girl. And considering the way her role models behave — ahem, the way her mother and her auntie, Teresa Giudice, treat each other — turning out as sweet as Antonia is a big feat, indeed.

Congrats to Antonia and to Mom, too, for raising a kind little girl!

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