Chris Evans isn’t just a hero on the big screen. The “Captain America” actor also played hero to Dodger, his adorable sidekick and four-legged best friend. When Evans adopted Dodger, he had the foresight to record their first encounter on his smartphone.

And now, that video is going viral and letting a whole new crowd fall in love with Evan’s boy-next-door demeanor.


Here’s the scoop from People:

On Wednesday, actor and celebrity pet parent Chris Evans took to Twitter to share one of his most beloved, intimate and nostalgic moments: a video of the first time he laid eyes on (and touched hand to paw with) his rescue pup, Dodger.

“This is the moment we met. He was trying so hard to stay seated even though he desperately wanted to get out. I knew right away that he was coming home with me, so I took this video to always remember our first hello. Rescue dogs are the best dogs!! #NationalPetDay,” wrote Evans in the heartfelt post.

Documenting your pet’s adoption day is a rite of passage that cements your bond, often showcasing just how much of the process is also about the animal choosing their new parent. As seen in Evans’ video, Dodger’s welcoming tail wag and excited displays of affection — licking his soon-to-be new dad’s hand and “giving paw” — leave no doubt that this pair was meant to be.

Of course, this isn’t the first time the actor has delighted fans with adorable footage of his furry friend. Last September, Evans posted a clip to Twitter of Dodger going lovingly wild when the duo were reunited after 10 weeks apart due to a lengthy filming schedule.

Here’s more from Elite Daily:

Over the summer of 2017, Evans and Dodger were separated for 10 weeks while Evans was away filming. Dodger was well looked after while he was gone, but Evans got in the habit of posting photos and videos of him and Dodger while he was counting down the days before he got to see him again. 

This is one of those feel good stories that just makes your heart sing!

When the news gets you down and you wonder what is wrong with people today, there’s little gems like this and the simple, uncomplicated love of dogs to make you smile… God bless you, lovely reader!

Is your dog your furry best friend?