Chris Pratt has been in the public eye quite a bit since his hit film Guardians of the Galaxy hit the scene. In addition to some seriously impressive weight loss, his career has skyrocketed. Now a formidable Hollywood leading man, Pratt continues to prove he’s here to stay.
Pratt recently set aside some time to visit Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge. This isn’t the first we’ve seen of him taking time to visit with children in need, as he’s also visited Christopher’s Haven in Boston with fellow actor Chris Evans. In the past Pratt has worked with organizations such as Malaria No More and March of Dimes, clearly having a connection recently to children’s hospitals, as he himself is now a father. While visiting the Ellen DeGeneres show, he spoke of his son, Jack, who was two at the time. “It’s very easy to be patient with this kid. He’s just remarkable. He’s so vocal… It’s super frustrating because you’re like, ‘all right Jack, I think it’s time for bed’ and he’ll say, ‘I thought about it and no thanks, Dad. Not right now.’ He’s so polite! What am I supposed to do?”
Though it seems he and wife, actress Anna Faris, have a handful to take care of at home, both have agreed they feel incredibly blessed to have their son. Jack was born premature and spent a month in the NICU before being allowed to join his parents, which hits home for Pratt seeing these children living in hospital away from their parents. Pratt explains that though his life has been full of amazing experiences, none compare to being a dad.