(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Talk about being ready for a close up.

After Michael Phelps got teary on top of the podium when he accepted his 20th gold medal, he crossed the deck and met his mother, fiancee Nicole Johnson and son, Boomer.

Johnson passed Boomer to Phelps and he gave him a hug on deck. With dozens of cameras leaning in, baby Boomer stayed calm, nuzzling up against his dad.

Way to keep your cool, kid.


 (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Boomer's been a fixture at the pool with his mom since U.S. Olympic Trials, wearing noise-canceling headphones to block out the roars of the crowd. He's also got quite the following on Instagram, where you can follow him in Rio watching his dad.



Time to wake up!!! Daddy is racing soon!!!

A photo posted by boomer phelps (@boomerrphelps) on