David Beckham bursting with pride for birthday boy Brooklyn

"Not so little anymore" Credit: Instagram/David Beckham

As Brooklyn Beckham turns 17 today, his dad David took to Instagram to let his son know how proud he makes him.

Posting a monochrome picture of the pair smiling and bearing a striking resemblance, the image has been liked almost 600,000 times so far.

The accompanying message reads: "17 years ago today this little man came into this world and changed our lives in so many ways ...

"We were given the most precious gift that makes us smile and proud every time he walks through the door... Not so little anymore but look at the smile❤️ HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUST ❤️"