On Tuesday, Kate Middleton made her first public appearance since returning from maternity leave when she visited Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden in London, but it was her sweet encounter with one of the children that made our hearts melt. Kensington Palace's official Instagram account posted a gallery of heartwarming photos of the Duchess of Cambridge sitting with schoolchildren during story time. She's seen smiling while listening to a reading of a book from the Monkey Queen series, but evidently, a little girl next to her had little to no interest in the book. Instead, she looks completely in awe of Kate, which is how pretty much all of us would be if we were sitting by someone who is literally royalty.
Kensington Palace also posted a video clip and an additional photo of Kate enjoying a day out in nature with the young students. So if you're looking for a Tuesday pick-me-up, check out the following photos of Kate and the little girl before looking through all the adorable moments from Kate's outing.