Here's an update on Max Page, the precocious kid who made headlines as 'mini Darth Vader' in Volkswagen's hit commercial. 

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Little Max was born with a congenital heart defect. He recently underwent his eighth surgery for the condition, and received a new pulmonary valve. On Monday, Max appeared on "Today" to update fans about his recovery from open heart surgery.

He told host Savannah Guthrie that he feels "awesome" and "great" after the surgery, and that "My heart feels better now," he said. He also revealed that he's been receiving letters of support — including one from James Earl Jones, who voiced Darth Vader in the original "Star Wars" trilogy.  Watch the full interview below:

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