Star-Lord Chris Pratt Visited LA Children’s Hospital In Costume Yesterday, Because Of Course He Did
Go on without me.
— Children’s Hosp LA (@ChildrensLA) August 21, 2014
No. I mean, yes. But also no. This is unhandle-able.
Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt has been open in the past about how he stole his costume so he could visit sick kids in the hospital. Yesterday he finally got that chance following a special screening of Guardians at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Via E!:
The 35-year-old actor spent more than three hours in full costume and handed out movie-themed toys. Pratt also visited patients in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases and the Pediatric ICU, as they were too sick to join the movie screening that afternoon.
Then he sauntered back in after the screening and spent time with the kids who were able to attend, signing autographs, taking pictures, and letting kids try on his Star-duds, as you can see in the pic above.
Fair warning: You might need to take a moment before this next bit.
Pratt paid a special visit to Dylan “Lego Kid” Prunty, and eight-year-old with a mitochondrial disease and a burning love of everything LEGO. Earlier this year the Make-a-Wish Foundation helped him get a LEGO replica of the hospital; he says playing with the toys “distracts from the pain. It’s like the best pain medicine.” This kid is hardcore. So naturally he recognized Pratt’s voice as belonging to Emmet, the main character in The Lego Movie. Then he and Pratt “spent about 10 minutes reciting different scenes from the film.” Here’s a picture of the meeting that’s been winging its way around the Internet:
— HuffPost Celebrity (@HuffPostCeleb) August 21, 2014
I’ll reiterate my point from the first paragraph of this post: Noooooooo. I need some time alone in an empty room to cope with my emotions after this.