Celebrities are feeling the holiday cheer, including our Star-Lord and savior Chris Pratt. The Guardians of the Galaxy actor teamed up with singer Ciara and her boyfriend – footballer Russell Wilson – to visit sick kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.
According to the hospital, Russell visits every week on Tuesday, but this time around he brought Ciara with him. Presents were gifted as part of a collaboration between the quarterback’s charitable foundation, the Why Not You Foundation, and Amazon. They included the Fire HD, the Kindle Paperwhite, and other Amazon devices.
Pratt was shown holding onto a toy version of dancing baby Groot from the end of Guardians next to an infant. The actor wrote on Instagram:
“Had the most amazing day at [Seattle Children’s] hospital. Got to meet a ton of great kids and parents. Also got to spend some time with one of my personal role models [Russell Wilson] and his lovely lady Ciara. I am truly living the dream. Say a prayer for all those kids who don’t get to be at home for Xmas.”
See photos from Pratt’s visit below:
Had the most amazing day at @seattlechildrens hospital. Got to meet a ton of great kids and parents. Also got to spend some time with one of my personal role models @dangerusswilson and his lovely lady Ciara. I am truly living the dream. Say a prayer for all those kids who don't get to be at home for Xmas. #merryxmas #HappyHolidays Psalm 37:3–4 "Trust in the LORD, and do good. Dwell in the land, and enjoy safe pasture. Also delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
— Ciara (@ciara) December 23, 2015
While Russell clearly has a charitable nature, Pratt is no stranger to giving either. In the past, he visited Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and taught a few kids how to survive and train raptors as his character does in Jurassic World. The longtime Seattle Seahawks fan also made good on his Super Bowl bet with Marvel’s resident Captain America, Chris Evans. With the Seahawks defeated in the last Super Bowl, he dressed up as Star-Lord to visit Christopher’s Haven in Boston, Massachusetts. (Evans, too, donned his star-spangled suit in a separate visit to the Seattle Children’s Hospital earlier this year.)
Pratt is currently filming the sci-fi film Passengers with Jennifer Lawrence, and will reprise his role of Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 for May 5, 2017.