Ryan Henry‘s son Mason is basically his mini-me.
The “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” star recently shared a series of pics that showed memorable moments of him and his 12-year-old son, whom fans deemed his “twin.” The 9MAG owner took to Instagram on Sunday, Aug. 16, and wrote in his caption, “Utilize your time.. or lose it. KING.”
Ryan Henry and his son Mason Henry. @ryanhenrytattoo/Instagram
One of the reality star’s heartwarming pics showed a young Henry seemingly helping his firstborn with his computer tablet.
An up-to-date snap showed the father-son duo taking a photo together. Henry placed his arm around Mason’s shoulder as they both smiled big for the camera.
Henry’s fans professed astonishment at how much Mason resembled the television personality, who did, after all, contribute 23 of the boy’s 46 chromosomes.
Ryan Henry and his son Mason Henry pose together on a boat. @ryanhenrytattoo/Instagram.
“Wow…he is definitely your twin!!! Especially in the younger pictures of you when your hair was really long💙 #Twinning#FatherhoodisLit,” one person commented on Henry’s post.
“So adorable….he looks just like you😍😍,” another fan said. “He’s almost as tall as you too!”
“Your son literally looks exactly like you,” someone else wrote.
Others noted how “amazing” a father Henry was. One person said, “I appreciate wonderful fathers these pics speaks volumes from the very beginning to present❤️🙌.”
“I have loved watching you be such an amazing dad!!!” another IG user remarked. “Thank you for sharing this side of your life! I know how important family is and to share that with the public is no easy task!! ❤️❤️❤️ much love to you Black man!!”
Henry shares Mason with ex-girlfriend Rachel Leigh.
Rachel Henry and Rachel Leigh. (@ryanhenrytattoo/Instagram)
The Chicago tattoo shop boss and Leigh split nearly two years after Henry cheated on her with one of his employees. The pair claim they have no intentions of reconciling and are focused on raising Mason and Leigh’s youngest son Cannon Grey, 6, whom Henry considers as his own child.
In a Father’s Day post on June 21, Henry penned an emotional message to his children. He expressed how Mason and Cannon have pushed him to become a better person.
“Being a father is an unfinished journey. And that the most non rewarded continuing one,” Henry wrote. “But it completes me, rejuvenates me, fills me up, drives me to do more, teaches me to be better, and all of the above. Never knew loves like this.”
One fan applauded Henry for being a “great” father and said his love for his sons was “touching.”