Elon Musk’s heart-warming image with son is an instant hit on social media

Elon Musk makes headlines. Whether it's for rebranding Twitter as X or for his candid opinions.

Elon Musk engaged in a light-hearted and adorable moment with his son. Photo courtesy: X

However, this time, the owner of Tesla and SpaceX is winning hearts for sharing an adorable  photo with his son X AE A-XII on social media, capturing a beautiful father-son moment.

Uploaded on X, the image shows the tech mogul lifting up his son, whom he affectionately calls 'Lil X'.

In the caption of his post, Musk wrote, "Practicing martial arts with my sparring partner."

 Musk and his son, clad in casual wear, are spending some playful moments together, the image shows.

Hours after the CEO of SpaceX posted the image, it  garnered significant attention on social media. The post garnered more than 23 million views within hours.

In the comments section, while some users described the picture as "lovely," others affectionately referred to Lil X as a "cutie." 

X AE A-XII was born in 2020 and is the first child of Elon Musk and Canadian musician Grimes.

In 2022, the former couple welcomed their second child, a daughter named Exa Dark Siderael Musk, through a surrogate. After their separation in September 2021, Musk and Grimes have continued to co-parent their children. Their relationship had begun in 2018.

In addition, Elon Musk welcomed twins with Shivon Zilis in November 2021, a month before his second child with Grimes. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has a total of five children, named Griffin, Vivian, Kai, Saxon, and Damian, from his previous marriage to Canadian author Justine Wilson.