C. Molly Smith
July 04, 2017 11:58 am
Marvel

Today is the 4th of July, a holiday often marked with barbecues, pool parties, fireworks, and more. But, it’s not just Independence Day — it’s also, and very importantly, Captain America‘s birthday.

The internet, naturally, is very excited about Steve Rogers turning another year older — and marked the occasion accordingly.

One big name to commemorate Cap’s big day? Well, none other than Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner/The Hulk opposite Chris Evans‘ superhero. “Happy Birthday America! #4thOfJuly,” he wrote, with a picture of Evans in character.

This is just way too cute — we can’t even! And fans seemed to feel similarly as they quickly, and hilariously, responded with thanks on Evans’ behalf. (No word yet from Evans himself, but we’ll surely be keeping an eye out.)

Beyond Ruffalo’s post, one Twitter user joked that her son claims Captain America is the reason why we celebrate the 4th of July. Another quipped that Cap is the founder of the US of A.

Others tweeted in advance of the holiday that this patriotic superhero is basically what Santa is to Christmas, and should be left snacks — like good ol’ apple pie — accordingly. And one ambitious Twitter user wrote of his plans to once again recite Captain America: The Winter Soldier (and seriously, talk about a superhero).

Captain America, you’re a true — and red, white, and blue! — national treasure.

So HBD, from all of us to you! We can’t wait to see you in Spider-Man Homecoming on July 7th and Avengers: Infinity War on May 4th, 2018!

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