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Chris Pratt Emotionally Opens Up About His Son's Premature Birth -- Prepare For Waterworks!!

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Funny, good looking, AND passionate about a great cause that’s near and dear to his heart?
Chris Pratt is pretty much the most perfect man in the world — aside from Zac Efron, of course!
The Guardians of the Galaxy star attended the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies on Friday night and gave a heartfelt speech about his own son, Jack, who was a prematurely born infant.
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He started off his speech by remembering the day Jack was born nine weeks early in August 2012, weighing in at just 3 pounds, 12 ounces.
Chris lightened the mood by joking:

“That’s a decent-sized bass. Very small for a human.
I’ve done all kinds of cool things as an actor: I’ve jumped out of helicopters and done some daring stunts and played baseball in a professional stadium, but none of it means anything compared to being somebody’s daddy.
I made promises in that moment about what kind of dad I wanted to be and I just prayed that he’d live long enough that I could keep them.”

Keep in mind we’re just reading his speech and it’s making us tear up. Imagine actually being there to listen to Chris talk — straight up ugly sobs.
After Jack was born, Chris and Anna Faris were told that he may have special needs and could require cosmetic surgery to correct his eyes.
But after spending about a month in the NICU, the couple took their son home.
Chris said:

“Our Jack went from a small, helpless little squirt to a strong, smart, happy, funny, beautiful boy who loves monster trucks and Daniel Tiger, and, believe it or not, loves vegetables. Broccoli and cherry tomatoes are his favorite foods.
None of what we went through would be as easy even 10 years ago.”

Chris then went on to thank the organization for their great work.
Such a sweet story and speech. The organization definitely has an ally in the actor!
[Image via Chris Pratt/Twitter.]

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Dec 08, 2014 12:26pm PDT