Leigh Anne Tuohy, the no-nonsense adoptive mom who Sandra Bullock played in her Oscar-winning turn in The Blind Side, has met the actress's 4-month-old son, Louis – and it was love at first sight.
"She said, 'Here he is, what do you think? You better like him,' and I could eat him with a spoon," Tuohy says of their first meeting in an interview with Access Hollywood and The Billy Bush Show.
Not that Bullock had to worry.
"He's the most beautiful little baby," Tuohy says. "I just had lunch with them Saturday. He's got eyes that have wisdom. I could just stare at him all day."
Recently, Bullock, 45, has been showing her son around his hometown of New Orleans. Last weekend, she visited some art galleries in the French Quarter, and on Mother's Day, the actress shared brunch with Louis and friends at Commander's Palace.
As for their friendship, Tuohy is "forever grateful" that the actress helped tell her family's story, and, she says, she still counts on Bullock as a trusted confidant.
"I need her more than she needs me," she says. "She tends to be a sounding board for me. She is one lady that exudes character and integrity."
And Tuohy has faith that everything will turn out well for her friend. "I love her immensely," she says. "She will weather this storm and I'm sure other ones, as we all do."