Alan Kim is the newest child star to hit our hearts.

As E! News readers know full well that the young Minari actor won over audiences (mostly at home) thanks to his enchanting performances on and off screen. The Oscar-nominated drama stars Alan David Yi, a first-generation American-Korean child whose family moved to rural Arkansas.

Alan’s acceptance speech at the Critics Choice Awards not only gave us a heartwarming performance on the big screen, but also made us feel good. In March, the 8-year-old actor won the award for the best young actor at the award ceremony.

And during his acceptance speech, the overwhelmed boy burst into tears. “Thank you, thank you. First of all, I’d like to thank all of the critics who voted and my family,” Alan said before listing his loved ones. When he was overwhelmed by emotion, Alan apologized and even pinched himself.

He added, “I hope I can act in other films.”