After a brief hiatus, the beloved actor, who gained wider recognition for portraying Steve Rogers and Captain America in various Marvel Cinematic Universe films, has finally made his return to Instagram, much to the delight of his 18.9 million followers, many of whom for months were left wondering when Evans will be back on the platform as he was last active back in May 2023.
This time around, the Avengers actor shared an adorable post that does not involve promoting any of his latest projects. Instead, Evans, 42, has decided to utilize his massive following for a truly noble cause – raising and supporting homeless shelter dogs. Known for his philanthropic endeavors and genuine love for animals, on the occasion of Thanksgiving, he has taken the step to spread awareness about the New York City-based animal shelter Animal Haven, where many of his four-legged friends are waiting to be adopted at the care center.
In the short clip, he also introduced Animal Haven’s executive director, Tiffany Lacey, who highlighted the group’s mission to give their dogs “the best experience they can possibly have.”
The post reads: “Hi everyone! I’m back :)I’m thankful for a LOT of things this year, but dogs are always high on the list. So glad to hear that these dogs got adopted and that we were able to set them up with a year’s worth of @thinkjinx food and treats. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!”
To this, many followers left positive comments, with one stating, “Glad your back love you ❤️” Second one commented, “Thanksgiving to you too! Great job at supporting animals rescues! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️And go BOSTON! ✌🏻❤️❤️❤️” The third one commented, “Thanks for showing these puppy dogs love!”
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The well-known canine lover is not afraid to express his affection for dogs, especially when it comes to his own loyal friend Dodger. Evans notably met his closest buddy while filming a scene for his 2017 movie Gifted. Just before the movie’s release, he told PEOPLE about their first encounter.
“I foolishly walked in and I thought, ‘Are these actor dogs, or are these real up-for-adoption dogs?’ And sure enough, they were, so I was walking up and down the aisles and saw this one dude and he didn’t belong there,” the star remembered. He continued, “I snagged him and he’s such a good dog. They aged him at about 1, he acts like a puppy, he’s got the energy of a puppy, he’s just such a sweetheart, and he’s such a good boy. He loves dogs, he loves kids, he’s full of love.”
In addition to this, the actor has previously promoted dog food brand Jinx in a limited-edition DreamBox, starring his own buddy, Dodger, as an official Jinx Partner. “Any of the dogs that we met today that get adopted, Jinx is gonna donate a year’s worth of dog food,” said Evans, who is an investor and spokesperson for the company.
Take a look at the post below:
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At last, the family of two has also expanded by adding another special member!
On September 9, 2023, Evans married Portuguese actress Alba Baptista, 26, in a private at-home ceremony on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Speaking at New York Comic Con 2023, Evans shared some details about the wedding ceremonies and said, “It’s a lot planning a wedding. For those of you who are married, you know it takes a lot out of you,” Evans said during the October event. “But now that we’re through that, we’ve just been enjoying life, gearing up for autumn, my favorite season. Now we’re just relaxing and enjoying life and reflecting.”