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    Chris Evans Is Adorably Embarrassed That He Named His Dog After A Cartoon

    "Probably one of the purest relationships I have."

    You know Chris Evans — Captain America, certifiable hottie.

    Chris on the red carpet for a premiere of his film Knives Out
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    You also might know Chris Evans' dog, Dodger — hell, 34% of his Instagram pictures feature him.

    Well, Chris went on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about the origins of Dodger's name — and, obviously, it is incredibly wholesome.

    Jimmy and Chris
    Jimmy Kimmel Live / Via

    "It's a far more embarrassing story that I now get to explain every time someone asks me," he began. "There's a movie called Oliver & Company, it's a Disney movie, an animated movie, that I grew up watching."

    "When I first saw him in the shelter, I just said, 'Oh man, that looks like Dodger from Oliver & Company," he continued. "After I decided I was taking him home with me, I went through the process of thinking of other names, and I just couldn't get off Dodger. So, I said, 'I'm not going to overthink this one.'"

    Just in case you haven't seen the 1988 movie Oliver & Company, this is Dodger's namesake:


    The movie is based on Oliver Twist, so Dodger = Artful Dodger.

    Which, I mean...I see it:

    Side-by-side comparison of the two Dodgers
    Disney / Chris Evans / Via

    Chris also spoke about the decision to get Dodger's name tattooed on his chest pretty shortly after getting the pup. "That's probably one of the purest relationships I have. It didn't take much convincing. I'll never regret that tattoo. I've regretted a few in my life, but never that one."

    Am I...jealous...of a dog? BRB, questioning everything.

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