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Chris Hemsworth made the most wholesome content with a quokka

This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week.


What’s cuter than Chris Hemsworth? Chris Hemsworth with a quokka, of course. 

The middle Hemsworth brother has blessed our feeds once again. The 35-year-old actor posed with an adorable raccoon-like animal on Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth, Australia. “Got my first quokka selfie this week at @rottnestislandwa,” he wrote in the caption. The Thor star was joined on vacation by his wife, Elsay Pataky, who appeared in one of the shots.

Ok, but what even is a quokka? The perpetually smiling marsupials are native to Australia’s West Coast. Like kangaroos, they hop and hang out with their friends, making them a super-sociable animal. While they’re perfect for Insta-worthy photo-ops, it’s best to keep a little distance to avoid a bite. Or a ticket. It’s actually illegal to touch the endangered species. 

But Hemsworth isn’t just a tourist. He spent nearly a month with the native animals— “crawling around the dirt, studying the Quokkas movements, mimicking their language and eventually gained their trust and was accepted as one of them,” he wrote under a video of himself feeding one of the furry friends from his mouth, Lady and the Tramp-style. “I now go by the name Quokkachris.” 

Now we just need Liam and Luke there to complete the Hemsworth trio. 

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