Sir Patrick Stewart recently took on quite possibly his most important role yet as a foster dad to a pit bull named Ginger. Stewart and his wife Sunny Ozell are proud parents to their new fur baby. The “X-Men” star was filled with pure joy upon meeting his new furry friend.
Stewart posted a video of Ginger’s arrival on Instagram, and we have to warn you, it will melt your heart. It’s clear from their first interaction that it’s love at first sight. “Hi love,” Stewart says. “Thank you for that, that was a very nice greeting,” he continues after Ginger licks (kisses) him.
Stewart captioned the sweet video, “Thanks to @ASPCA and @WagsandWalks, @madameozell and I are finally fostering our 1st pitbull! Meet Ginger. I’m in LOVE. #AdoptDontShop #pitbullsofinstagram #pitbulls”
Stewart’s not the only one obsessed—his wife also posted an Instagram of the cutie.
She captioned the post, “Meet Ginger. We’ve loved pit bulls since meeting our neighbor pibble Sadie, and fostering is a great way for us to love this beautiful breed,” Ozell wrote. “Thank you @aspca and @wagsandwalks for connecting us with this gorgeous being. We’re already in love. #adoptdontshop #pitbullsofinstagram.”
Looks like Ginger thinks she’s a 62-pound lap dog, which makes her even more adorable!
Since her arrival, Ginger has taken over their social media accounts, and rightfully so.
Here’s Ginger attempting a swim lesson.
Here she is peacefully living the life.
And here she is snuggled up with Stewart taking a Sunday afternoon nap.
The “Logan” actor shared more about Ginger during his recent appearance on Conan. He gushed that he has “longed for this day,” and that Ginger is the first dog he has had in 50 years! He also explained a bit of the pup’s background story, stating that she was rescued from a pit bull fighting ring. Watch the video below.
Stewart also shared that they are actively looking for a forever home for Ginger, since the couple is only serving as her temporary foster parents. Anyone who wants to give Ginger a permanent home can reach out to Wags & Walks, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit with plenty of adoptable, loving pups!
Until then, we’ll be living vicariously through Stewart’s Instagram account.