Hollywood seems like a pretty crappy place full of pretty crappy people, but as with everything else, there are notable exceptions. Chris Pratt is one of them.
Check out his fantastic Veterans Day tribute:
This is my older brother Cully. #happyveteransday I always wanted to be exactly like him. We were the same size despite our three year difference in age so as a kid I would wear the same clothes he wore, literally… https://t.co/5WSJnRkZEA
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) November 11, 2019
Here’s the full Instagram post:
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This is my older brother Cully. #happyveteransday I always wanted to be exactly like him. We were the same size despite our three year difference in age so as a kid I would wear the same clothes he wore, literally the day after he wore them- picking them up off the floor in his room. 🤷🏼♂️ What can I say? He knew how to match and I liked the smell. One day his friends started to notice and he kindly urged me to wear my own clothes. He is a good big brother. He’s always led with love. Growing up we wrestled for hours every day and smashed every bit of furniture in the house but never actually fought. He taught me everything. He put up with me and my incessant hyperactivity and forced his friends to do the same. I say all this to point out that he’s a real person. And the more we can look at our veterans for who they are, actual people, with siblings and parents, with children and funny pasts- the more we can approach our relationships to them with compassion and understanding. My brother didn’t join the army because he wanted to be Rambo. He joined because it was an opportunity for a hard nosed kid who couldn’t afford college, somebody who wanted to get the hell out of his small town and probably wanted his own clothes. We have the greatest armed forces the world has ever seen. It’s made up of real people who joined for myriad reasons. Brave men and women who sacrifice a whole hell of a lot. Today is their day. So celebrate a veteran today. Today I celebrate Cully, as well as my cousin Curtis, Uncle Steve, Uncle Skip, second Cousins, Joey, Ryan and Alex, besties Jared and Jeffrey, all those I’ve fished for hunted with, those who’ve blessed me with their challenge coins as I’ve encountered them on press junkets and in my travels, the many in the film industry working both in front of and behind the cameras. To those currently serving and those out thanks for your service. We appreciate you! 🙏♥️🇺🇸
Just a really genuine reminder as to what this day is really about from one of the most genuine guys out there.
Really well said. https://t.co/dl1I2MgOTe
— Harold Stickeehans (@StickeeNotes) November 11, 2019
— Angela Marshall (@hugsandsnugs67) November 11, 2019
Love it Chris! Amazing tribute!
— Jaime (@jaimehillwrites) November 11, 2019
What an incredible tribute. Thank you for sharing.
— Alli and I (@AlliandI) November 11, 2019
That's a beautifully written tribute to a brother, one of the most heartfelt I've ever read.
— Belinda Webb (@Belinda31042210) November 11, 2019
This is a most awesome tribute! Thank you sir, for articulating what so many of us, civilians and Veterans alike, feel about our Sisters and Brothers in service to our nation! Thank you!
— Sksknwldg (@sksknwldg) November 11, 2019
Let’s hope people listen to what you just said sir. We all need to respect, love and be eternally grateful for every single man or woman who has ever served our countries. No matter what political party you belong to. We all owe respect, and gratitude for these selfless people
— Sean (@seanring007) November 11, 2019