Here's Tom Hardy playing with dogs, you're welcome
Tom Hardy’s already proved he can roll with the big dogs. Since his film debut in Black Hawk Down, he’s tackled badass role after badass role, most recently co-starring with Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road. However, the British actor was recently a guest on the show, Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, which is a docu-series about an animal shelter outside of London, and basically unleashed his entire soft side all at once.
Seriously, brace yourself.
Tom told his host that he has a pup of his own, but that he was excited to visit the shelter for some K-9 therapy. “They let me come in and see the dogs,” he said, grinning like a little boy about to get an ice cream cone, “and give them a cuddle.”
Give them a cuddle. Is your heart melting yet?
Here, let me show you what it looks like when big, tough, dude-man Tom Hardy meets dogs and “gives them a cuddle.”
I think the dogs are the ones giving him a cuddle!
“All dogs are great, but sometimes, you can connect with one immediately,” Tom beamed while playing with an American bulldog named Titch that looks larger than a human middle schooler. “Titch is cut from my very fabric. He feels like an extension already, of me and my family.”
Even after Titch left a puddle of slobber in Tom’s beard, the actor was totally smitten. “He’s fantastic. If I didn’t have a dog, I’d take him home today.”
I mean …
If you’re in England, you can catch the full episode on ITV. For the rest of us who are looking for some dog therapy, here’s a clip of Tom’s afternoon at the kennel: