McSalty Nick Viall’s bad rep on Season 10 of The Bachelorette has been steadily improving since Hometown Dates, in large part thanks to his lil’ sis Bella. The nine-year-old budding attorney cross-examined Andi Dorfman with some tough questions about her feelings for Bella’s big bro, and since then we’ve seen Nick in a whole new light. It appears Nick knows his baby sister is a good PR gem, because he keeps posting adorable pics on Instagram of the two of them together.

The latest Bella photo op features Nick and his sis sitting on swings (ostensibly in his family’s backyard) looking like they’re in the middle of a pretty serious heart to heart. Maybe Bella was confused about Andi’s awkward explanation of the different types of connections people can have and needed some more clarification.

Whatever the cause behind the serious faces, the photo makes us wish we’d had a big brother like Nick when we were growing up. He’s totally listening intently to whatever it is the pre-teen is waxing on about.

What’s cutest about the photo is the caption, “catching up with this little peanut #family.” Nick’s said before that he’s close with his fam, and this photo certainly backs that claim up.

What a cute duo! Can we swing too?

How adorable are Nick and Bella in this pic? Tell us in the comments.

Source: Nick on Instagram