To celebrate her 38th birthday, Kate Hudson took to Instagram and posted a gorgeous, tear-jerking video of her two young sons, Ryder and Bingham.
The video is made up of clips from home movies, and features 13-year-old Ryder and 5-year-old Bingham running around on the beach, wrestling, laughing, surfing, and just generally mucking around. Set to American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart’s cover of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” the video perfectly captures the beautiful day-to-day moments the actress shares with her children.
“Thank you everyone for the overwhelming love and birthday wishes!!!!” wrote Kate. “My heart is crazy happy. And the most precious gift today is the steady, ever growing, non wavering love for my children and from my children. Thank you boys for making today so beautiful.”
We dare you not to get misty-eyed watching this video:
It’s all about movie time
The Almost Famous actress shares her eldest son Ryder with ex-husband Chris Robinson, from whom she divorced in 2007. She had Bingham with former fiance Matthew Bellamy.
With an 8-year age difference between the boys, Kate told American website Us that she tries to find things they can all do together. And her number one past time? Movies.
“My favourite thing to do with my kids is movie night,” she told Us. “It’s nice when they’re calm. We run around so much, so it’s really nice to settle them down.”
Like any mother with two boys, Kate knows it’s all about keeping the peace. “The age difference [between the boys] is big,” she explained in her interview with Us. “So it’s nice to do something we can all do, where Bing’s not going to, like, really hurt himself because he’s trying to keep up with his brother … that’s why movies are good.”
Here’s to more magic moments
Looking beautiful and relaxed in her Instagram video, this is good inspiration for the rest of us to finally dig out those videos of the kids on our phones and cut something together.
We may not all look like the impossibly glamorous Kate, but I’m pretty sure we’ve all got some golden videos of the kids running along the beach somewhere on the smart phone.
Did you love Kate’s video too?