David Beckham Shares Heartwarming Birthday Wishes for ‘Cheeky’ Son Cruz

02/20/2016 at 11:10 AM ET

Happy (slightly belated) 11th birthday, Cruz Beckham!

Doting dad David Beckham shared a sweet picture and message for the tween on Instagram late Friday.

In the black-and-white photo, a sunglasses-clad, messy-haired Cruz smiles at the camera in a swimming pool.

“Happy 11th birthday to our little man… 11 years of seeing him grow from a cheeky baby to a cheeky 11 year old… He makes us laugh every single day and has the most amazing character plus the biggest heart… Love you big boy,” reads the reigning Sexiest Man Alive‘s heartwarming caption.

David Beckham son Cruz birthday
Source: David Beckham/Instagram

Beckham, 40, regularly shares photos of his four children with wife Victoria Beckham on Instagram, and recently shared an adorable picture in which he and Cruz enjoyed a sweet moment on the edge of a pond.

Cuddle with my little man… #cuddlewithcruzie ❤️

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“Cuddle with my little man,” Beckham wrote. “#cuddlewithcruzie.”

— Andrea Park

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dee on

He is such a great father.

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Beckiereckie on

Why don’t you just give him a card in person?

Ollia on

That is a cute photo.