It’s not every day that you receive a visit from an intergalactic warrior, but the kids at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles had that experience on Wednesday when Star Lord (aka Chris Pratt) returned to Earth for a very special screening of the latest Marvel blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy.
As James Gunn’s rollicking space opera unspooled for patients, their parents and staff, Pratt suited up and armed himself with Guardians toys to distribute after the feature presentation. And that wasn’t all: the actor and father of an almost 2-year-old son literally gave the children the clothes off his back, letting them try on Star Lord’s bad-ass red duster.
Following his meet-and-greet with screening attendees, Pratt’s tour of the Children’s Hospital — which was organized by Marvel and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals — allowed him to stumble upon an 8-year-old Lego Movie superfan name Dylan Prunty. The duo traded dialogue and jokes from that awesome animated hit for ten minutes. (We’re betting Pratt can do a terrific Unikitty impression in addition to his lovable Emmett voice.)
Pratt’s Guardians visit comes on the heels of another high-profile sick-bed screening. Earlier in the week, Paramount granted Reddit user hapster604’s wish to allow his severely ill cousin, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, to see his favorite shellheads in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. The studio provided the lifelong Ninja Turtle fan with an iPad that had the movie cued up and ready to go. Hapster604 expressed his gratitude the following morning, posting on Reddit: “My cousin is the strongest person I know, and for him to get this one thing has made him really, really happy,”
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