Marvel’s Dave Bautista Rescues Pit Bull Pair
Known for his on-screen and in-ring, tough-guy personality, Dave Bautista — a.k.a. Drax the Destroyer to fans of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy — also employs a little tenderness (every now and then).
Earlier this month, The Tampa Bay Times posted:
Separated pit bulls ‘hit the doggie lottery’ as Marvel star adopts both https://t.co/O2iH9wUY15
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) November 13, 2019
A Pair of Pit Bulls
Christopher Spata wrote for The Times:
“They have no idea what they did to deserve this,” the poster said. “It just breaks my heart. They lived their whole life together!!! … Please consider adopting these 2 together. They just lost everything they knew and loved.”
…The post became one of the most popular ever on the Rescue Me Tampa page and was shared more than 2,000 times with comments ranging from heartbroken to enraged at the situation. Many wondered if someone would adopt the adult dogs and reunite them.
Over a week later came an update: someone had permanently adopted both dogs, and “they hit the DOGGIE LOTTERY!!!,” read the post. “Their new Daddy is actor/wrestler Dave Bautista. … Huge, gated property. Tempurpedic dog beds! Doggy doors everywhere. They really will live the good life from here on out!!!”
Maggie and Ollie Bautista
As for Dave, he posted on Instagram:
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I needed them, they needed me. These beautiful babies spent the first six years of their lives neglected and abused. And now they are going to spend the rest of their lives being spoiled and loved. Eternally grateful to the amazing animal lovers (Lisa Bricker @frankiesfriends ,Michelle Baker, Patrick & Kimberly Thorpe) in Tampa who worked so hard to keep them safe, find them a home and most importantly keep these two together. Ladies and gentleman I introduce to you….. Maggie and Ollie Bautista. ❤️ #adoptapitbull #pibble #adoptdontshop #adoptapet #adoptadog #dreamchaser #animalrescue #doglover
Bautista wrote: “I needed them, they needed me…”
I mean, these days, simple kindness is heroic, no?