Mark Zuckerberg shares adorable snap of 'Star Wars' fan baby Max

By Chloe Best

We're not sure how many times the force awakened baby Max's dad in the middle of the night, but Mark Zuckerberg's newborn daughter is definitely feeling the Star Wars love. Clad in a tiny Jedi cloak with the franchise's iconic characters around her, The Facebook CEO's firstborn is too cute for words in Thursday's (Dec. 17) post.

As well as being shrouded in a brown cloak, Max is surrounded by Star Wars paraphernalia including a Chewbacca toy and green lightsaber.

Mark Zuckerberg's baby daughter Max is already a Star Wars fan

"The force is strong with this one," Mark captioned the image, which has attracted almost two million likes to date.

The sweet image also compelled many fans to share photos of their own babies in costume, adding comments such as: "May the force be with you, Max!"

Mark and his wife Priscilla Chan welcomed little Max in November, but revealed the news on 1 December, announcing it on social media with a photo of the three of them together. The 31-year-old, who is currently taking an extended paternity leave with his family, is clearly brimming with joy following the birth of his daughter and has continued to share a number of photos with his baby girl on Facebook.

Full of joy with little Max.

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The new dad is relishing his new role including changing his daughter's nappy and reading to her, previously joking that he was already educating Max with a book of Quantum Physics for Babies.

Mark has taken two months paternity leave from work, explaining his decision in a Facebook post about preparing for a new arrival. He said they were excited about starting a family and had been picking out their favourite childhood books and toys, adding: "Studies show that when working parents taking time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families."

The internet guru announced that he and Priscilla would be donating a substantial amount of their shares to help children all over the world. "We are committed to doing our small part to help create this world for all children. We will give 99% of our Facebook shares – currently about $45 billion – during our lives to join many others in improving this world for the next generation."

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