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It was love at first sight.

People are celebrating National Pet Day with plenty of adorable and poignant tributes to their furry (or feathery or scaly) loved ones, and Chris Evans is no exception. This morning he shared a look at the first time he met his dog.

Evans’ love for his dog, Dodger, is well-documented, particularly when they’re separated for months at a time due to Evans’ filming schedule. But for National Pet Day, Evans dug deep into his arsenal of adorable Dodger photos and videos to pull up a clip he filmed from the first time the two met at a pet shelter. While it may take time for some owners to decide which pet they want to take to their forever home, Evans knew instantly that Dodger was the dog for him. (He also encouraged others to adopt rescue dogs.)

Dodger is much younger in this video than we’re used to seeing him on Evans’ social media feeds, but some of his spunk is still evident. He’s friendly and curious, but from the get-go, all he wants to do is get out of the cage and into Evans’ arms. He even attempts to stick his head through a gap in the door to say hello.

And apart from Evans’ filming schedule keeping them thousands of miles away from each other, the two have been nearly inseparable ever since. Amid sharing promotion for his next film and getting political on Twitter, you can be sure to find some really great gems and glimpses of Dodger and his human on Evans’ feed.

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.

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