After a busy day, the blonde haired schoolboy was clearly delighted to catch up with his mom, with the two embracing as they saw one another.
Mother love: Jennifer Garner gives son Samuel a kiss as she treats her smiling boy to an ice cream after school in Los Angeles on Monday!
Jennifer swept her son into a hug, kissing the smiling child's cheek as the two chatted.
After he picked out an ice cream, and Jennifer grabbed a coffee, the two then strolled side by side and holding hands.
Samuel is the youngest of the actresses three children with ex-husband Ben Affleck - the former couple also share Violet, 13 and Seraphina, 10.
The 13 Going On 30 star has revealed that although she is a strict party-pooping parent and gets called 'the dragon' by her brood, once a year she has a Yes Day where her kids get to do as they please.
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Appearing on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last month, she confessed: 'If you're like me, I kill the fun. I am so lame. I say no to everything. They call me the dragon. They have all these names for me.'
However, the Peppermint star admitted it can be a difficult for her kids as they have to agree on what they want to do on the annual free-for-all.
She added: 'A 13-year-old and a seven-year-old have a different idea about what they'd like to get out of Yes Day. They have to agree 'cause it's just one day.'
Jennifer recently admitted that she has become more 'chilled out' when it comes to motherhood.
Opening up: She said: 'I can't really complain about my kids. They're pretty awesome. They humour me. But I have chilled out and stopped trying to be my mom.
She said: 'I can't really complain about my kids. They're pretty awesome. They humour me. But I have chilled out and stopped trying to be my mom.'
And the 47-year-old star plans her work around her family now. She added: 'It became about my kids' schedule, and being pregnant and nursing and where my husband was working, and how to fit it all in. And now it's whether they can shoot in L.A. while my kids are in school.