13 Times Chris Pratt Was The Most Adorable Actor On The Planet, From Dinosaur Trivia To Gushing About Wife Anna Faris
From his early days on The WB's Everwood, to stealing our hearts as Parks and Recreation's Andy Dwyer, to taking Hollywood by storm in Guardians of The Galaxy, one thing about Chris Pratt has never changed: his undeniable adorableness. While many actors have a reputation for being not so great when they are not in the public eye, Pratt has become the internet's sweetheart thanks to his sincerity and charm. As his Parks & Rec co-star Aubrey Plaza once told Playboy, Pratt is an "old, lovable, golden retriever of a man."
Pratt's adorableness continued unabated this week as the star of the upcoming Jurassic World gracefully accepted being schooled on Ellen by the ultra smart kid Noah Ritter, gushed about his wife Anna Faris during a Reddit AMA, and put his heart and soul into Nonsense Karaoke alongside his pal Jimmy Fallon. That was just one week's worth of adorableness in a career overflowing with aww-worthy moments. Gathering every flawless Pratt quote, clip, and moment in one post is likely an impossible task, but I have compiled 13 moments of pure Pratt perfection for your viewing pleasure.
Here they are, in no particular order, 13 times Pratt was the most adorable actor of them all:
When He Told the World He & Faris Were Destined To Be Together
In his Reddit AMA Pratt said the following about his wife, Mom star Faris:
Anna and I are meant to be together. Our relationship has made me believe in divine intervention and destiny, just as much as my crazy career and the way I fell into this life. She and I grew up 20 minutes away from each other but never met until we met in LA. We both got our start in horror spoofs. We both did an animated movie for Phil Lord and Chris Miller. We both made our careers playing guileless nitwits for laughs. We both have parents that have suffered with MS. The similarities go on and on. Anna is a great wife. Very patient and understanding. Very supportive. So kind and genuine always. And she gave me a wonderful son and family of in laws that I truly love.
In love? So am I and I'm also still super happy he's taken.
When He Made Good On His Superbowl Bet With Chris Evans
It was Captain America versus Star-Lord when Pratt and Evans made a Superbowl bet in early 2015 where Boston's nonprofit Christopher's Haven ended up being the winner no matter which guy's team won the game. When Pratt's team lost the Superbowl to the Patriots he suited up as Star-Lord and headed to the charity to not only make the day of kids battling cancer, but to raise money for the cause as well.
The Time He Revealed He Never Once Thought About Leaving Parks & Rec When Hollywood Came Calling
It would have been understandable if Pratt had left the small screen behind once he started landing roles in big Hollywood films like Zero Dark Thirty, Moneyball, and Guardians of The Galaxy. However, Pratt told USA Today he never thought about abandoning his Parks & Rec family:
"It never once occurred to me," says Pratt "That was never a possibility. That would never happen. I would never ever leave this show. You get to try something new every take. And you have the opportunity of making Amy Poehler laugh. I hope that I could have the good fortune of finding another group of people like this, but I don't expect I ever will…This team is awesome."
When He Went On Ellen & Lost To A Kid Like A Champ
The "Apparently kid" and Ellen favorite, 6-year-old Noah Ritter completely pummeled Pratt in dinosaur trivia. How did Pratt take it? By being a gracious goofball.
The Day He Told Underprivileged Kids They Could be Their Own Star-Lords
Back in 2014 when Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters, Pratt popped up at a free screening of the movie for underprivileged children. Pratt had his own share of struggles growing up so he used the moment to offer the kids the best advice he could:
"Take it from a kid who grew up having no money, and struggling hard to get by. Just know, if you stick to your path and you believe in yourself and you be courageous enough to be yourself, you can grow up and you can be your own Star-Lord.”
When He Celebrated A Little Girl Named Emma Being Cancer Free
Pratt took to his Facebook page to thank the Children's Hospital Orange County for setting up a visit with his fan Emma to celebrate her leaving the hospital after beating leukemia. That gorgeous piece of artwork he's holding up was made just for him by his equally adorable fan.
That Time A Reddit User Revealed Pratt Had Been Voted Class Clown in High School
Yep, Pratt was adorable even during puberty.
When He Put His Own Twist On The Ice Bucket Challenge
Pratt was going to chug a couple of ice-themed alcoholic beverages in lieu of taking the traditional Ice Bucket Challenge, but when his wife and mom drenched him four times, he turned into a giggly mess.
When He Made Us All Cry
In an interview with Glamour magazine, Pratt opened up about his son Jack being born nine weeks early. During Jack's time in the NICU, Pratt made his now 2-year-old son a promise:
"My little boy was laying across my neck and chest feeling my heartbeat and feeling my love, and I played him country music and I sang to him and I made him promises... in that moment... you know, about... just about what kind of dad I wanted to be, and I just prayed that he'd be here long enough and he was going to let me keep him."
I'll wait while you all go find some tissues.
The Time He Totally Fanboyed Over Amy Poehler at Paleyfest [Warning: Video Contains NSFW Language]
Pratt's Amy lovefest starts at the 2:22 mark. He gives his Parks & Rec boss major kudos for giving the show a family feel with her own positive energy and enthusiasm.
One of the Many Times He Broke Into Song
Pratt has rapped and came up with his own words to the Jurassic World theme tune, but his most recent musical moment found him taking the stage with Fallon to do a bit of Nonsense Karaoke. Pratt's level of commitment is amazingly charming.
When He Was Candid About Wearing His Ellen Underwear (And So Much More)
Between his underwear admissions and his total proud papa status, how could you not swoon?
Finally, That Time He French Braided an Intern's Hair During An Interview
The rest of Hollywood can go home now, Pratt is officially the most adorable actor of all-time.