It’s the most wonderful time of the year—the time when we get to see celebrities and their babies dressed in cute matching outfits waiting for jolly old Saint Nicholas….oh wow, wait.
That’s oddly specific.
But Mindy Kaling, writer and star of TV’s The Office and The Mindy Project, and her little tot did just that.
And Kaling posted the cutest little pic on Twitter that y’all ever did see!
Mindy gave birth to daughter Katherine Swati on December 15, 2017—making this the baby’s second Christmas on earth.
The holiday picture isn’t Kaling’s first “mommy and me” matching outfit photo, though.
The Christmas photo set the internet’s little hearts ablaze.
Fans and fellow celebrities alike chimed in.
Does Santa Paws count? Bark bark bark, Merry Christmas! pic.twitter.com/TEAoMqYnWi
— Bunsen (@bunsenbernerbmd) December 25, 2018
Wow. This is cute. I need to lay down now. I wasnt ready.
— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) December 24, 2018
I’m not even exaggerating, this is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! Matching pj game on point 💕💕💕
— sarah (@saraahjosephine) December 24, 2018
— Merrin Dungey (@RealMerrinD) December 24, 2018
Miiiiiiiiiiiiindy. So cute.
— Noelle (@noellebeatrizz) December 25, 2018
Kaling told People, regarding how she balances momhood and her career:
“I’m really lucky because I get to create my own job opportunities. Because I do that, I can fit my daughter into my job. It’s a luxury most American women don’t have.”
“That is probably the biggest perk of my life: to involve my daughter so much in my career.”
Matching pajamas just like with Leo on the Mindy Project!!!!!???? You are the best
— Darth Kater (@KatieBrenz) December 24, 2018
The most adorable Christmas pic this season. I love how you share her with us but preserve your privacy. Pajama Jam! #respectthemama
— Mom of #26 (@dana_castonguay) December 24, 2018
I’m crying I love it
— kate chao (@k8chao) December 25, 2018
these pjs tho😍✨
— Alice🎄🎄 (@geekygirl500005) December 24, 2018
OMG this is the cutest picture ever! Happy holidays to you and your little one 😍😇🎅🤶👼
— StephSouille (@StephFrenchie80) December 24, 2018
@___lovepaige she’s beautiful🥰🥰
— Theresa Limon (@trsalemon93) December 24, 2018
Love y’all Eiffel Tower pajamas!
— Lydia Hejka (@lydiahejka) December 25, 2018
Love the matching pj’s! Merry Christmas!
— Carol Cinquemani (@Heartwings73) December 25, 2018
“She is a really happy baby,” Kaling said.
“What’s great for me is that my doctor told me that incessant chatter is good for a baby, and I’ve lived my whole life waiting to have a captive audience.”
Kaling will return to film in 2019’s Late Night, an upcoming comedy film also starring Emma Thompson and John Lithgow.
Those little feet!! Merry Christmas pic.twitter.com/mvyD8gSepT
— Last Unicorn (@LastUnicornIRL) December 25, 2018
We can’t wait to see what 2019 brings.