By THOUSIF INC
This Avenger was powerless to shield his heart from puppy love upon locking eyes with a stray, shelter-bound pooch in 2017.
Five years on, Chris Evans posted yet another mutt-erly adorable snapshot of his beloved rescue dog, Dodger, to Instagram to recognize National Rescue Dog Day.
The Marvel actor and his canine BFF appear mid-joyride with Evans, 40.
The boxer mix is resting his chin on his movie star dad's shoulder at the steering wheel.
Evans initially found Dodger in a Savannah, GA, animal shelter while filming the fatherhood-themed drama flick "Gifted."
According to the gram, he posted on last year's National Rescue Dog Day.
"This is the moment I met Dodger," Evans wrote in the May 20, 2021, caption.
The fortuitous encounter occurred during an on-location shoot for a "scene took place at a shelter."
"I had no intention of rescuing a dog that day, but the minute I saw him I knew he was coming home w me."
"There are so many loving animals at shelters who are in desperate need of a home. Visit a shelter and leave with a best friend."
Back in February 2019, for the similar companion animal-centric Love Your Pet Day.
Evans dug up a clip to share across social media of his "first 'hangout' at the shelter" with Dodger, then known as Benny.