Chris Evans plays superhero Captain America, a man tasked with regularly saving the world from danger. In real life, his heroics were recently extended to saving a shelter pup.
Evans was filming a scene for his new movie “Gifted” and one scene took place inside an animal shelter.
Last month Evans posted a tweet with an adorable rescue dog licking his face. Weeks later, the story behind that photo was released.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! From me and this desperate social climber. pic.twitter.com/ZnT2TQDR0c
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) February 14, 2017
While filming his movie Evans couldn’t help but ask the staff about the dogs.
“One of the last scenes we were filming was in a pound, a kennel,” said Chris. “I foolishly walked in and I thought, ‘Are these actor dogs or are these real up for adoption dogs?’”
When Evans discovered the dogs were really looking for a forever home, he perked up.
“So I was walking up and down the aisles and saw this one dude and he didn’t belong there. I snagged him and he’s such a good dog.”
The dog is now named Dodger and he travels everywhere with the actor.
“They aged him at about one, he acts like a puppy, he’s got the energy of a puppy, he’s just such a sweetheart, he’s such a good boy. He loves dogs, he loves kids, he’s full of love.”
In an interview with PEOPLE, Chris admits that his new four-legged friend helps get him into shape.
“Playing with him is exercise, he’s exhausting. He’s up for anything. Dogs, they’re such great animals. I really can’t say enough about dogs, I’m a dog lunatic. He sleeps on my pillow, you wake up face-to-face.”
When asked during an interview what was most important in his life Chris gave an answer that will leave you swooning.
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