Robert De Niro‘s daughter Drena De Niro is celebrating her son’s heavenly birthday.
Drena paid tribute to Leandro De Niro Rodriguez on what would have been his 20th birthday, sharing an emotional post to Instagram a month after he died.
“You would have been 20 yrs old today,” the 51-year-old wrote Aug. 11 alongside a broken heart emoji. “Thank you for the happiest and most profound 2 decades of my life, little angel. I hope you are at peace and your spirit is filled with joy today and always.~11~03 – 7~2~23.”
Along with Drena’s heartfelt words, the post included several photos of the mother-son-duo through the years with family and friends. One shot in particular showed Robert, Drena and Leandro sitting next to one another at a restaurant seemingly celebrating Drena’s birthday.
Leandro’s father, Carlos Rodriguez, also took a moment to write a touching message to his late son.
“Happy Birthday Leo,” the post began. “I write this with glassy eyes on what would have been your 20th. For all you are, were and hoped to be we loved you with out condition or hesitation. Your family and friends will always remember your kind and gentle heart.”