No one nailed National Pet Day like Chris Evans nailed National Pet Day
I didn’t wake up this morning knowing that today was a special day, a holiday on par with the likes of Christmas and Thanksgiving. I woke up thinking this was just another Wednesday, and how wrong I was. You guys, today is National Pet Day, a day that deserves to be celebrated as much as we love and celebrate the fluff balls that bring so much joy to our lives. But even more than that, today is the day Chris Evans gave us a truly incredible gift in the form of his beloved rescue dog, Dodger.
In honor of this most blessed of holidays, Evans shared with the internet a video of the first time he and Dodger met. Grab some tissues before you hit play, OK?
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 pic.twitter.com/XjWxPWGDPu
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) April 11, 2018
“This is the moment we met,” Evans wrote. “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!!”
It’s too good. It’s too pure. I just.
It’s OK if you need a moment. I need a moment. The whole internet needs a moment. Replies to Evans’ tweet were flooded with people who were straight-up sobbing, just like I was.
que anjo pic.twitter.com/f4RdgkHtVA— happiana (@baddecionsari) April 11, 2018
Help, he's such a good boy! pic.twitter.com/vyd9xxF4Lg— Lex Garcia (@UmiAzuma) April 11, 2018
Others shared their own photos and videos of their rescue pups, probably just so we have something to help us finally stop crying.
My own rescues: Kona, the dog, who was a tornado victim abandoned by her family; and Boots, the special needs cat who was rescued from a hoarding situation where the mom had almost 80 cats in her apartment. I wouldn’t trade these guys for the world. #NationalPetDay #AdoptDontShop pic.twitter.com/xGQcERC5fm— Nicole/ Nyxx (@NMacDowell13) April 11, 2018
Oops, JK. Still crying.
This is far from the first time Evans has shared Dodger with the internet. TBH, we all feel a little bit like he’s our dog, because he’s such a frequent guest star on Evans’ social media.
Here’s Dodger greeting his dad after 10 weeks away shooting a movie (Oh, my heart).
After 10 long weeks… pic.twitter.com/pZUvyLjHN5
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 3, 2017
And here’s Evans talking about Dodger’s potentially annoying morning puppy energy, except he would never be annoyed because he loves Dodger far too much for that.
Man….my dog's energy level in the morning puts me in the greatest mood. He's a beautiful, fresh, new soul so happy to be alive.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 14, 2016
And here’s Dodger adorably distracting Evans from getting any work done. Those of us who work from home with our dogs know that struggle.
'Excuse me, are u busy? Could I interest u in chasing squirrels with me outside? Or perhaps u could toss the frisbee? I have no plans today' pic.twitter.com/zj4AOfnFHJ
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) July 15, 2017
Anyway, the moral of the story here is this: Be more like Chris Evans, and take a break from the internet right now, right this second, and love on your dog (or cat or whatever furry friend you have in your life). Happy National Pet Day!