And now, we love him even more!
We loved Chris Pratt as the hilarious Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation, and it’s been amazing to see him move from TV actor to global superstar in movies like Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy. But despite his massive success, Chris is still the down-to-earth, humble guy from Minnesota.
Chris was recently asked about the best part of fame, and his response didn’t include anything about fancy cars or Hollywood mansions. “What’s really fulfilling is if I go to a Ronald McDonald House and spend some time there,” he explained. “I can give a kid 15 minutes when he’s not thinking about the fact that he’s terminally ill, or take a sibling aside and spend a few minutes with them and give them a bit of distraction from what’s going on in their family. Those are hard things to deal with. I walk out after and I feel great. To me, that’s what feels good about the fame and success. The rest of it feels just north of exciting.”
So amazing! And while Chris uses his fame to make a difference, you don’t have to be a celebrity to give back. To learn about volunteer opportunities in your area, visit VolunteerMatch.org.
Check out Chris hanging out at the Ronald McDonald House in NYC, where he spent time with patients, donated a ton of toys, and took photos with families.