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Mindy Kaling's Son Spencer And His Shadow Friend Turn 2!

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By Melanie VanDerveer on September 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM EDT

Mindy Kaling recently gave her Instagram followers a little glimpse into her son Spencer Avu's life. To celebrate his second birthday, "The Office" actress posted a video of Spencer talking to his shadow captioned, "Happy 2nd birthday to my son Spencer, who is the human personification of a hug. I can’t describe the intense joy it is to be your mom. You remind this old cynical lady that the world is full of wonder, and fun can be found in the most mundane places. Here Spencer is greeting his friend, the morning shadow in his crib."

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Viewers Enjoyed Kaling's Adorable Video

Viewers had adoring things to say, as well as birthday wishes to share. Andy Cohen posted, "Incredible. ❤️" Olivia Munn, Angela Kinsey, and many others left hearts.

"He has the spirit, temperament and mood of a golden retriever which is maybe the highest compliment I can give..."

"Happy Birthday, Precious Spencer! I bet he’ll always have that sweet spirit. I needed to see this today. ❤️❤️❤️"

"He is saying hello to his shadow self, this kid is going places ???!! Happy birthday Spencer ???!!"

"I love how our children remind us to always find the light ✨️"

"❤️❤️ Amazing how much these little humans can change our lives."

"Well that is just magical! Happy Birthday Spencer ❤️"

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Mindy Kaling's kids
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Kaling Is Known For Not Showing Her Children's Faces

Kaling, 43, is also mom to daughter Katherine "Kit" Swati, 4, and is known to not show her children's faces in the media or on social media. The "Never Have I Ever" creator says she's not trying to be secretive in any way, and recently discussed her decision to keep her children's lives private with Marie Claire. "I want them to be old enough to talk to me about it and [tell me] how they want me to talk about it," she said about telling her children's conception stories or their journeys. "I'm the only parent my kids have...I think I err on the side of super cautious so that there's less things that they can potentially be mad at me about down the line."

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Mindy Kaling
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Kaling's Daughter Recently Enjoyed A Night Of Stargazing

The actress recently shared photos of daughter Katherine enjoying a night of stargazing with her and B.J. Novak, Kaling's former "The Office" costar, who is also Katherine's godfather. The carousel of photos was captioned, "My four year old had the best night of her life at our star party + Saturn spotting at @griffithobservatory! We kept her up way past her bedtime and it was worth it, even though it was cloudy last night. Thank you @bjnovak for sharing your passion for astronomy and for @orionbearastronomy and @griffithobservatory for a spectacular night!"

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B.J. Novak
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Making The Choice To Become A Single Mom

Kaling also recently spoke about her choice to become a single mom at the time that she did. "I waited until I had the means and that made all the difference," she said. "The choice to have a child - by yourself, on your own terms - it was the best part of my life...It's the thing that I hope women feel confident doing by themselves."

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"The Mindy Project" creator and actress has also discussed leaning on her "village" to help her as a working mom. "I wouldn't be able to keep my full-time professional career and have two children under the age of 3 without the incredibly strong relationship I have with my nanny," she told PEOPLE. "Also with my dad, who comes over to the house at least twice a day to take my son out for walks and to pick up my daughter and bring her home. My village is small and I wish it was bigger."

Mindy Kaling's Dad and Kids
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