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12/04/2018 07:45 SAST

Chris Evans Plays Real-Life Hero With the Best Possible Sidekick: His Rescue Dog

Captain America shares the moment he met his faithful companion.

Chris Evans
Chris Evans
Chris Evans

Chris Evans isn’t just a hero on the big screen. The “Captain America” actor also played hero to Dodger, his adorable sidekick/rescue dog.

On Wednesday ― National Pet Day ― Evans shared a video that might be more precious to him than any of his Marvel flicks. It was footage of when he and Dodger first met:

Last year, Evans told People magazine that he encountered Dodger while filming the movie “Gifted.”

“One of the last scenes we were filming was in a pound, a kennel. I foolishly walked in and I thought, ‘Are these actor dogs or are these real up for adoption dogs?’ And sure enough they were, 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. 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.”

Here’s more of one of Hollywood’s best buddy stories: 

Evans will next appear as Captain America in the film “Avengers: Infinity War,” which opens on April 27. 

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