Mark Zuckerberg shares an adorable photo of his baby girl Max

Mark Zuckerberg is brimming with happiness as he gazes into the eyes of his newborn daughter Max. The new dad is clearly loving fatherhood - as shown in the lovely picture he shared on Tuesday.

The snap is captioned: "Full of joy with little Max." It comes as no surprise that the cute image has already racked up hundreds of thousands of likes on his Facebook page.

Full of joy with little Max.

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Mark is enjoying his paternity leave with baby girl Max

The Facebook CEO and wife Priscilla Chan welcomed little Max in November, announcing the news on social media on 1 December with a photo of the three of them together. He attached a moving letter to their newborn baby and thanked everyone for their support: "You've given us hope that together we can build this world for Max and all children," he wrote.

Mark, 31, revealed he would take two months paternity leave, explaining his decision in a Facebook post about preparing for a new arrival. He said they had were excited to be starting a family and had been picking out their favourite childhood books and toys, adding: "Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families."

Mark and Priscilla welcomed Max on December 1

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."

The couple married three years ago in a simple ceremony in their back garden. Mark presented his bride, whom he met at Harvard, with a ruby sparkler that he designed himself.