Thanks to his turn as a lovable schlub on Parks and Recreation and his action star breakout in Guardians of the Galaxy, we already loved Chris Pratt. But this might make him the greatest dude ever.
In a recent interview with Panzer TV, Pratt (aka Peter Quill/Star-Lord) opened up about some of the stuff he stole from the Guardians set after the movie wrapped. Some of the goodies? The iconic red jacket his character wears in the film, as well as some of the other wardrobe items used to bring Quill to life.
But he didn’t snag those props so he could build his own geek shrine, auction them off, or have the coolest Halloween costume this October — he did it so he could play Star-Lord on the weekend and visit sick kids in the hospital, assuming the character becomes one kids actually want to meet (trust us, it will).
Here’s the choice excerpt, which is guaranteed to melt your heart:
“I stole the jacket and some of the wardrobe so that, if this movie comes out and does what everyone hopes it can, I can follow the example of someone — say, like, a Russell Wilson — and go visit kids. If it was a big enough movie to where it would mean something to a kid who’s sick in the hospital for Peter Quill or Star-Lord to come visit them, I’ll do that. I think that’s awesome, man. That would give me real meaning for this movie, you know?
Right now, it means high profile, cool jobs coming up, big press tour, and all the excitement of it all. But none of that really means anything. The coolest things would be that my son can one day see this, and that maybe I can go affect some kids in a positive way; be a good role model for them.”
Though he plays a goofball, and seems to be one in real life (in a good way), it's nice to see that Pratt has such a good head on his shoulders and wants to use his newfound fame for a good cause. So keep an eye out at the children’s ward of your local hospital, because one of the Guardians might just pop in for a visit sometime.