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Jurassic World Star Chris Pratt ‘Trains Raptors’ at Children’s Hospital

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Jurassic World Star Chris Pratt ‘Trains Raptors’ at Children’s Hospital

Chris Pratt, as Owen Grady, trains raptors in Jurassic World. The image has become a popular meme among zookeepers worldwide. Image: Universal Pictures.

Everyone’s favorite goofball turned action star is once again showing off his wonderful bedside manner.

Last summer when the supremely loveable Chris Pratt visited the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital in full Guardians of the Galaxy costume Travel Nursing Blogs shared the story with you. In case you missed that one, you should also know that he’s pretty great at French braiding — click here to read that post and see a couple of classic Pratt videos.

The 2015 version of that awesomeness? Jurassic World star Chris Pratt ‘trains raptors’ at a children’s hospital, melts hearts everywhere and makes many patients’ days brighter.

In one scene from Jurassic World, Pratt’s character Owen Grady is seen training raptors, which zookeepers worldwide took upon themselves to make into a pretty hilarious meme. Buzzfeed has a pretty great roundup of them here, including chickens, foxes, kangaroos, tigers, pigs, otters, rhinos, penguins, tortoises, walruses, ostriches, dolphins, and even flamingos being “trained” in Pratt’s onscreen style.

Jurassic World Star Chris Pratt ‘Trains Raptors’ at Children’s Hospital

Jurassic World star Chris Pratt ‘trains raptors’ at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

But Pratt one-upped them all, acknowledging the meme in a raptor training session with three pint-sized patients at the Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Pratt also spent his time at Our Lady of the Lake playing games, signing posters, taking photos, sitting at patients’ bedside, and hanging with nursing staff. In a Facebook post acknowledging the visit and sharing pics, the hospital wrote: “Actor Chris Pratt, best known for Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy, took time out from filming his latest movie to visit with our ‪#‎AmazingKids at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. Our patients were all smiles and we are so thankful to Chris for lifting their spirits by visiting and handing out Jurassic World goodies. Thanks to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for coordinating such a special visit!”

For more good-hearted and good looking Pratt, check out this quick video from August 20, 2014, of Pratt hanging out at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with “LEGO Master” and patient, Dylan Prunty.

About the Author:

Hi, I'm Sarah Wengert, a creative content writer for the amazing Medical Solutions based in Omaha, Nebraska. While I'm not a travel nurse, I love to travel and I truly appreciate the hard, important work that nurses do. I'm very happy to represent a company that cares so much about its people. Thanks for reading!

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