Prior to winning his much deserved Oscar for his role in Moonlight a few weeks ago, Mashershala Ali was already riding high on life with the birth of his daughter.
Recently, he posted a black-and-white photo of him with his new bundle of joy to Instagram, and social media could not stop swooning over how natural he takes to the role.
In the adorable photo, the Luke Cage star is seen holding baby Bari Najma Ali upright while she sits on his lap.
Ali's fans on Twitter just couldn't get enough of the star in this light.
See how the actor made history in the BET Breaks video, above.
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