Chris Evans and Chris Pratt made a Super Bowl bet that the loser would have to dress in his superhero costume and visit sick kids in the winner’s city. Since Evans’s Patriots won, Pratt made good and visited kids in Boston dressed as Star-Lord. But as I mentioned when this bet was first made, when you’re a superhero, you can’t punk out on kids. To that end, Evans donned his Captain America costume and visited kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital over the weekend. Everyone wins.
How can you not like this? It’s adorable. Not even I have anything cynical to say about this. Like Lainey said, how can you not be on board with Chris Pratt, Movie Star? He’s one of the few that it feels good to root for. And Evans, the most media-shy Avenger and quick to complain about being in these huge hype-monster movies, redeems some goodwill points for going along with a smile. I have a feeling if the job was just making movies and doing appearances like this, he’d be happy as a clam. But it isn’t, and the Avengers: Age of Ultron press machine is gearing up, so hopefully the memory of smiling kids will serve as a reminder of what it’s really about at the end of the day—making people happy.