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Harry Connick Jr. Cradling People Is Not Reserved for American Idol and That's a Great Thing—See the Pics That Prove It

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When life's got you down, have Harry Connick Jr. pick you up.

The newest (and our new favorite) American Idol judge took the country by storm with his frank and pointed critiques during the season 13 premiere of the Fox singing series, but he also made waves for picking up his biggest fan. Connick scooped up the pint-size fellow and cradled him after he wowed the judges.

"Did you like the cradle??? we need more cradling!!! post your cradle pix!!!let's get it trending! #cradle #idoltonight," Connick Jr. tweeted on Wednesday.

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Then the crooner picked up and cradled fellow judge Keith Urban. Then we called him to pick up our hearts, but he was too busy lifting up his Dolphin Tale 2 costars.

Connick Jr. shared photos of him cradling Dolphin Tale 2 costar Cozi Zueklsdorff.

And then he picked up and cradled Nathan Gamble.

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Connick and his two costars really seemed to enjoy the cradling. And as if those two weren't enough, he picked up somebody else! "Cradling this guy. (no idea who he is). #cradle #idoltonight," he tweeted.

Can being cradled by Connick Jr. become a meme? It'll be the best one. Move over Riccing, Lawrencing and Jolieing, it's time for Connicking! The Connick Cradle? Whatever, it's still adorable.

American Idol airs Wednesdays and Thurdsays at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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