Fat Joe took to the streets of social media to celebrate his son, Joey Cartagena‘s birthday with a beautiful post.

Joey, who is celebrating his birthday today, is special needs and Joe said he has always kept him out of the spotlight because there are bad elements he doesn’t want his son exposed to.

Life is full of surprises. I was just a kid at 19 years old when i had Joey. It was one of the scariest days of my life.

Doctors said he wouldn’t be normal and kids like this are hard to deal with. Not once did me and my family think of giving up on Joey.

He’s my jr. it’s a lot of work it’s a constant sacrifice that parents make to keep their children happy and most of all safe. I’ve always kept Joey out of the limelight cause they’re bad elements out there i never wanted him exposed to.

Joey has accomplished above and beyond & i also believe he keeps my parents alive cause they love him sooooooo much. How do you tell someone who’s given you so much joy in life thank you???. How do you tell your best friend and most loyal one thank you??.

I am so proud of Joey he’s my heart & soul. I love you Joey, we all love you Joey, thank you for being my Biggest blessing in life! ????????????Happy Birthday Joey, God bless you ❤️❤️❤️

See Joe’s original post below.

Happiest Birthday, Joey!