Chris Hemsworth photo perfectly captures parenting

Actor Chris Hemsworth sums up parenthood in one photo.
Actor Chris Hemsworth sums up parenthood in one photo.  Photo: Joshua Blanchard

Earlier this week a Sydney artist summed up marriage in one painting; now, a photo of Australian actor Chris Hemsworth that perfectly captures what it's like to be a parent is making the rounds.

Wife Elsa Pataky shared a photo of Hemsworth, 32, asleep on plane with his four-year-old daughter India and one of his twin boys, 2.

"Nothing better than sleeping in papa's arms," she captioned the photo.

The post has been liked more than 60,000 times, leaving many swooning over the Thor actor.

"Again: my ideal man," one commenter wrote on Instagram.

Hemsworth made headlines recently after he baked a dinosaur cake for his daughter's birthday.

Pataky shared an image of Hemsworth hard at work, saying, "Papa working hard on India's birthday cake! Happy birthday India, love you more than anything!"

The actor shared the final result on Instagram, saying, "What happens when the bakery says they don't have time to make your daughter a birthday cake? You get involved and smash one out yourself ! I call it 'La TRex al la chocolate.'"

Hemsworth is due to start filming Thor: Ragnarok on the Gold Coast next month.