Home & Away’s littlest star has taken our screens by storm, and there’s a very good reason why fans are besotted

Complete with a glorious mop of curls.
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If you’re after a little cuteness overload to break up your afternoon, look no further.

Home and Away has become known as a breeding ground for talent in the Aussie TV and film industry, and this case in point is no surprise.

River Jarvis stole the screen and our hearts when he made his first appearance on the hit soap, and from that moment on, fans were hook, line and sinkered, to say the least.

Arriving in The Bay as the illegitimate son of Dean Thompson (Patrick O’Connor), who discovered he was a dad after his former flame Amber Simmons (Maddy Jevic) found out where he was living.

He certainly made a startling impression on Dean – and the rest of Summer Bay’s locale.

River is front and centre.

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But Home And Away isn’t his only television stint as the young star is now on Channel Nine’s reality television series Parental Guidance.

This time River is join by his two siblings and parents (image above), who have been the ‘stage’ parenting style.

In honour of this little one’s talent, we thought it pertinent to round up some of his cutest moments on Home And Away – because there’s nothing like an adorable curly haired boost to our news feeds is there?


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Behind the scenes, River looks like he brings plenty of joy to the case and crew of Home and Away. He’s pictured here with his on-screen mum Maddy Jevic.


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And his on-screen dad Patrick O’Connor and young River also share a special bond.



And you can’t come to Summer Bay and not spend time with grandpa Alf. River and Ray Meagher seem to get along like a house on fire.

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Let’s just revel in how adorable little Jai is as he made one of his first appearances in The Bay.

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The curly haired kid is full of beans usually, with plenty of sweet anecdotes and gestures towards his parents.

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Amber clearly loves her son very much – the youngster took priority as she settled into Summer Bay.

(Channel Seven)

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Fans had a shock when young Jai became ill earlier this year, with his parents Dean and Amber fretting over their son.

(Channel Seven)

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Luckily, doctor Tori was there to help. We’re looking forward to seeing where his character goes in future!

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