Over the last two years, Chris Pratt has helped us fall in love with our childhoods again. Last spring he had us singing "Everything is Awesome" as a favorite toy was brought to life in "The Lego Movie". Last Summer, Star Lord and his rag tag group of misfit "Guardian's of the Galaxy" saved the world as they danced to 80's music. This week Chris Pratt's face off against a genetically created Indominus Rex has brought a 90's favorite back to life and taken the box office by storm in "Jurassic World".
In Jurassic World, we saw the results of pursuing technological progress for the sake of progress without any moral boundaries. As Owen Grady, played by Chris Pratt, surveyed the desctruction caused by a genetically modified 50 ft. long dinosaur, he declares, "Maybe progress should lose for once." The inevitability of progress vs. its destructive potential is put on full display in Jurassic World, and something we need to regularly consider in the modern world.
While American's fall in love with Pratt's movie characters, he is also a man of incredible personal character.
In conjunction with the release of Guardians, he opened up to People magazine about the birth of his son.
In a speech at the March for Dimes Celebration of Babies, Chris Pratt shared how it is his son above anything else that gives him meaning.
Pratt's love and compassion for chidlren in need was on display when he and Chris Evans, Captain America, visited a children's hospital in Boston and Seattle following the Superbowl.
Let us continue to see the importance of all life regardless how vulnerable and fragile, and continue to put faith and family at the center of our lives.
You can see Chris Pratt talk about his young son below.