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Hugh Jackman shares a tender throwback his formerly estranged mother sent him from the family archives

''I will treasure it always.''

By Faye Couros
Hugh Jackman and his mother, Grace McNeil, have been repairing their previously estranged relationship in his adult years.
Thankfully, it appears their road to healing has been a successful one, and the star has just given his fans an adorable update.
Grace gifted her action-star son an old picture she found of Hugh with his grandmother Agnes from the family archives.
Clearly, he was deeply touched by the gesture, so he took to his Instagram to share the throwback with his fans.
"My Mum sent this photo last week." Instagram
In the black and white picture, Agnes is gazing at baby Hugh who is laughing at the person behind the camera.
The 53-year-old had never seen the image before, and in his caption he shared more details about the family moment.
"My Mum sent this photo last week. Grandma Agnes dressing me for my Baptism," he wrote.
"It was February 2, 1969. I will treasure it always."
Hugh and Grace have worked hard to reconnect after she left his family when the actor was eight, to return to her home in the United Kingdom.
As a result of her departure, the Wolverine star was raised by his father, Christopher, who sadly passed away this year.
Hugh pictured with his mum Grace. Instagram
In an interview with 60 Minutes, Hugh opened up about how Chris taught him important lessons about loyalty.
"My father is my rock. It's where I learned everything about loyalty, dependability, being there day in, day out, no matter what," he said.
Despite not seeing much of each other through his childhood, Hugh reunited with his mother in his adult years, finding new compassion for her after welcoming his own children.
"I think having kids of your own just adds another level of empathy and understanding," he told The Weekly in 2012.
Hugh's father Christopher sadly passed away this year. Instagram
"She was in hospital after I was born suffering from post-natal depression."
"And then you add five kids into the mix and the fact she had emigrated from England, and there wasn't a support network for her here, plus the fact that Dad was at work all day — and you realise that as parents we make mistakes."
Hugh shares two children with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, a son called Oscar Maximilian, and a daughter named Ava Eliot.
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