Hugh Jackman posted a photo with his mother 

Just one shot of Hugh Jackman made followers dive into the actor's dramatic family history and instantly went viral. 

The 52-year-old "X-Men" star posted a photo on Instagram with his mother, Grace McNeil.

"Mom," the actor briefly captioned the post.

Hugh Jackman made peace with his mother, who abandoned him at the age of eight.

To understand and forgive the heinous act, he was helped by their wife, Deborra-Lee Furness's children. But it was a long and challenging road.

"I came home from school one day and realized my mother was gone. It was hard to accept that. It was a terrible feeling that people look at you strangely because it's unusual for them that your mother left you. Until I was 12 or 13, I hoped that the nightmare would end and Mom and Dad would be together again... The realization that this would not happen was probably the most demanding test," - the actor recalled in an interview with 60 Minutes.

Only many years later, Hugh talked to his mother about her decision to leave and realized that she had problems that he could not recognize as a child.