"This little dude is 8 today!"

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Halle Berry just treated her fans to a rare glimpse at her 8-year-old son, Maceo. While the actress is known to keep her children out of the spotlight (and off social media), she broke her self-imposed rule in honor of her son's birthday.

"This little dude is 8 today! Happy Birthday THUNDER," Halle captioned a photo of Maceo who was wearing what appeared to be an early Halloween costume. Seemingly dressed up as a scarecrow, he posed in outfit comprised of camouflage-printed shorts, a jacket accented with straw cuffs and rope, striped socks, and a moss green hat that covered his eyes.

Halle Berry
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In addition to the excitement over the rare sighting, fans couldn't help but notice Maceo's resemblance to his mom. "Even from this pic you can tell he looks just like you .. geesh," wrote one, while another added: "Wow your twin." A third quipped, "Looking like his ma."

Berry shares Maceo with her ex-husband Olivier Martinez, and she's also a mom to her 13-year-old daughter Nahla, whom she welcomed with ex Gabriel Aubry.

Earlier this year, Halle opened up about being a mom to a son and how she began pushing him to challenge gender stereotypes from a young age during a virtual panel. "I have a 7-year-old son, and I have realized what my job is in raising him. If we want to have a future that's different, that is where it starts," she said to her fellow panelists. "You made me think of how many conversations I've had with him, say, since he's turned 5 years old, about the differences in boys and girls, and I see how he's taught to feel like he's superior, at 5, than girls are."

Berry added, "I've had to really break that down for him and give him a new perspective, and challenge those thoughts and ask him to identify where that comes from, and if he believes that or not and challenge what he's subconsciously getting from somewhere. I can tell that because we're having those conversations he is going to grow as a deep thinker on the subject. He's going to be determined not to just accept it. I keep challenging him all the time, like 'Well, why is that a 'girl color?'"