Earlier this week, Chris Pratt surprised kids at an advanced charity screening of his new movie Guardians of the Galaxy, aka the one he got really ripped for. The screening was sponsored by the New York Daily News and Disney Studios, who also hosted one for Thor 2 where Tom Hiddleston showed up. When you read about what Chris’ visit to the theater was like, and what he said to the attending children during the Q&A, your crush on him will be so big you’ll have to get a storage facility for it.
Not only did he stick around to high-five and take a selfie with everyone in the audience who wanted one, but he seemed to genuinely enjoy the experience. Here’s what he had to say to the Daily News about it:
“That was really fun, this is what is all about,” said a visibly touched Pratt after the show. “I get impatient sometimes being on a promotional tour all the time, but something like this I would sit here as long as it took to take a picture with every one of those guys.”
But that’s not all. I know, how could it get better? Well, it does when you read what he said during the Q&A. First there are these inspirational words he gave to the kids, many of whom are underprivileged, about his own experience growing up:
“Take it from a kid who grew up having no money, struggling hard to get by. Just know that if you stick to your path and you believe in yourself and be courageous enough to be yourself, you can grow up and you can be your own Star-Lord.”
The only word I can come up with in response to that is “Awwwww.” And all the W‘s are completely necessary, yes. Here’s a short video of Chris’ experience to get you even more heart-eyed:
The Mary Sue has a few other great quotes from the Q&A. When asked about stuntwork, Chris compared it to sports, asking the kids in the audience if any of them were athletes. Then when someone mentioned the Guardians being included in the video game Disney Infinity 2.0, Chris admitted he hadn’t heard about it but said, “Let me ask you, how do you think I should feel about it?… I feel excited about it then. If you think so, I trust you.” I’m melting into a puddle over here, don’t mind me.
In another press interview, Chris said he saved the jacket he wears in the movie so that in the future he might be able to visit sick children as Star-Lord. He’s also excited for his son to one day see the movie and that maybe he can “affect some kids in a positive way.” I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it!
(Photo: Brian To/WENN.com)