It's National Pet Day! See The Heartwarming Moment Chris Evans Met His Rescue Dog

This is just the cutest. ❤️

Move over, #NationalSiblingsDay.

There's a new holiday trending on social media today.

Everybody, get in here!

Today is #NationalPetDay, which means social media is blowing up with the cutest photos, GIFs and videos you ever did see.

For once, your obsession with liking dozens of pug photos on Instagram every day is justified.

One especially heartwarming post on Twitter had us in (happy) tears.

Captain America himself, Chris Evans, shared the video of the first moment he met his adorable rescue dog, Dodger.

Watch it and weep. 😍😭

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Our hearts cannot handle this.

The actor told People (read more here) how he met his pup while filming Gifted:

"One of the last scenes we were filming was in a pound, a kennel," he said. "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."


Evans hasn't been shy about sharing his love for his best buddy, Dodger, on social media.

Dodger was Chris Evans' Valentine. 💘

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This is how Dodger greets his owner after Evans has been away for work.

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But he can also be very calm and collected when asking Evans to hang out.

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Sometimes Evans just watches Dodger and thinks about how much he loves him.

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They love to snuggle.

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They also enjoy staring contests. 👀

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Evans has also posted several videos of one of Dodger's adorable habits.

He sings along to a stuffed toy which plays the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."

Here he is "singing" along:

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Here he is singing again:

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Yup, he's still not done:

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We can't get over how perfect these two are together.

Happy National Pet Day, Chris and Dodger!