Chris Evans reveals heartwarming footage of the first time he met his rescue dog
Bringing the character of Captain America to the big screen comes with a lot of pressure. Like with Superman, the character represents the United States in many ways, and is important to a lot of people out there. This character can end up being a boring jingoistic brawler who spouts patriotic jargon without any personality of his own, or he can be used to say something a little more nuanced about the country.
Luckily, the recent movies starring the star-spangled superhero have leaned towards the latter, something helped along by Chris Evans' portrayal.
As it turns out, Evans doesn't really leave the character behind when he sheds the red, white and blue costume and leaves the set. His interactions on Twitter go to show how dedicated he is to being, well, a decent person - even if he does get a bit angry on occasion.
When Fox News host Laura Ingraham mocked Parkland survivor David Hogg last month, solely for the fact he was rejected from some of the colleges he applied to, not many were happy with her. But it was Captain America himself who went straight for the jugular, calling her "sad, angry and scared".
When he isn't schooling people on how to be an ally to the #MeToo movement or fulfilling the wish of a dying child, he's winning over our hearts in a different way. If there's one thing most of us can agree over, regardless of our personal beliefs or political leanings, it's that dogs can be pretty cute, and Evans definitely agrees.
The actor regularly posts videos and photos of Dodger, the rescue dog he adopted. Even his Twitter header is a photo of the pup, in case you forgot how much he loves him. And who can blame him:
Today it is National Pet Day, which means people are going to be flooding their social media with furry friends, whether you want to see it or not. To no one's surprise, Evans chimed in to get Dodger into the mix, but the video he shared was far more heart-warming than we would have expected.
In honor of the day, he posted a special video on Twitter, showing everyone the first time he met his dog. In the post, he wrote:
"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!!"
Inspired by the story, other users shared photos of their own rescued pets - which ended up including dogs, cats and even some birds:
While many people will fork out a lot of money for a certain breed of dog, it's worth following in Evans' example and adopting from a shelter. Maybe you could find a pet you adore as much as he loves Dodger.