3-month-old Bei Bei took his very first steps at the Smithsonian National Zoo this past week, and they were able to capture the precious moment on camera.

Proud mom Mei-Xing watched over him as he clumsily but surely toddled towards her, squeaking adorably in the process.

Bei Bei even got a special reward for his huge accomplishment, one all babies love to receive — a big hug from his mom.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.