​Chris Pratt Shares Touching Story of His Prematurely Born Son, Jack


On Friday, Chris Pratt attended the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies, where he related the story of how his wife Anna Faris gave birth to their son Jack nine weeks premature and how that impacted him and his idea of fatherhood. Hey, your boyfriend is being open and vulnerable, so prepare for some ovary-wrenching feels.

Pratt shared that Jack was 3 pounds, 12 ounces when he was born, jokingly adding, “That’s a decent-sized bass. Very small for a human.” He continued, via Variety:

“I’ve done all kinds of cool things as an actor — I’ve jumped out of helicopters and done some daring stunts and played baseball in a professional stadium, but none of it means anything compared to being somebody’s daddy,” Pratt said. While Jack was in the NICU, Pratt said he cherished moments where he’d cradle his son skin-to-skin. “I made promises in that moment about what kind of dad I wanted to be and I just prayed that he’d live long enough that I could keep them.”

Pratt then described the moment when doctors informed him and Faris that Jack may have special needs, that he would need corrective cosmetic surgery for his eyes (adding “Welcome to the club, kid”), but the proud parents were able to take Jack home after a month.

“Our Jack went from a small, helpless little squirt to a strong, smart, happy, funny, beautiful boy who loves monster trucks and ‘Daniel Tiger,’ and, believe it or not, loves vegetables….”
“None of what we went through would be as easy even 10 years ago,” he said. In the NICU, life or death hangs in the balance — “a balance that’s tipping towards life by cutting-edge medicines, much of which is a direct result of this wonderful organization, the March of Dimes.”

Yo, I can’t even do the chopping onions in my eyeballs or whatever bit. I will straight up own these tears.

Image via Getty.

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