As if leading the sci-fi hit of the summer and dressing up as Star-Lord to visit a children’s hospital weren’t enough, Chris Pratt, a/k/a the internet’s collective boyfriend, has gone and stolen our hearts again. The Guardians of the Galaxy and Parks and Recreation actor swung by Wrigley Field last night to throw the game’s first pitch, take selfies with fans, and even sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”:
While Chris Pratt may have mastered rapping and the elusive french braid, he apparently can’t throw a pitch. (Although, have you ever tried to do a french braid? I mean, I’ve never done it successfully. Who’s to say which is more difficult?) But, as you may have guessed, even his awkward pitch is endearing.
According to Uproxx, Pratt is in town filming the final season of Parks and Recreation, and stopped by to share his love for the Cubs and make everyone’s night. After a hugely successful year with The Lego Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy, Pratt’s star power shows absolutely no sign of losing momentum anytime soon. He’s got Parks and Recreation to close out (and I, for one, hope his newfound celebrity inspires everyone to go back and watch the show on Netflix), and another project coming out next year: you know, a little movie called Jurassic World. His not-so-rapid (cough Everwood) rise to fame is 100% deserved, and we can’t wait to see what else his career (and charming antics) has in store.
— Kevin McDonough (@KevinMcDonough5) September 4, 2014
I mean, come on. He’s wearing a Groot hat*, people. This isn’t even fair.
*Fun fact: Groot Industries is apparently a solid waste management company in Chicago, so… that’s gross/cute. We really ARE Groot.
Sources: Uproxx; Image: Jonathan Daniel