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Playground time is cuddle time! Chris Hemsworth snuggles son in new photo

Whenever we see Thor with his little ones, we think he's a whole other kind of superhero.
/ Source: TODAY

He may play Thor in the movies, but Chris Hemsworth is a whole other kind of superhero to his kids.

We don't get to see a lot of pictures of Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky's children, but she's recently released a one that features the shirtless actor giving one of his sons a delightful cuddle, and we're just melting over it.

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Pataky recently told the UK's The Herald Sun that she loves Hemsworth's "hands on" approach to parenting. "That's the thing I love most about him is what an amazing dad he is and how much he loves playing with them," she said.

"It's a great time for just him and the kids, he loves that time, too," she added.

Hemsworth married the Spanish actress in 2010, and they have three little ones together: India, 4, and Tristan and Sasha, 2. They live in his native Australia.

The photos and interview come after recent tabloid reports that the pair were taking a break. Hemsworth denied it on Instagram:

This isn't the first playground fun Hemsworth has had with his kids that's been shared with the world:

But whatever he's doing with his kids, we're happy to see the photographic results later:

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Thanks for sharing, Elsa!

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