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Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo's family keeps expanding, as Caroline's niece, Candice Laurita, welcomed little baby Gabriel in December 2013. And Gabriel is getting to bond a bit with his godfather, Christopher Manzo!

On February 16, Caroline posted a pic of her son, Chris, cradling Gabriel, who is wearing a stylish striped bib. "Little Gabriel with his Godfather @chris_manzo," Caroline captions the adorable pic. 

We seriously can't stop smiling while gazing at this precious shot. Chris shows off his nurturing side in this pic, and Gabriel really looks happy. Chris will make a super dad someday, right?

Caroline was very enthused when Gabriel first arrived on New Year's Eve 2013. "Baby Gabriel has arrived! God Bless him, @candicelaurita @JoshC4711 & big sister Olivia," Caroline tweeted at the time. "Healthy & Happy, thank you God." 

At the time of Gabriel's birth, Chris made it clear that he was flattered to be chosen as the child's godfather. "I'm a very proud godfather," Chris tweeted. How sweet!

Speaking of pics of young people, we got to see a throwback photo earlier this year of a much-younger Chris goofing around with Lexi Manzo. "How bout my shorts huh," Chris replied about the pic that Lexi had posted, in which Chris showed off his legs as a child in some none-too-baggy shorts. 

Do you think Chris will settle down and become a dad anytime soon?

Source: Caroline on Instagram