John Travolta adopted the dog that Jamie Lee Curtis brought out as she paid tribute to the late Betty White at the Oscars on Sunday.
The dog, named Mac & Cheese, was brought out to remind viewers of Betty’s dedication to animal rescue and entreat them to adopt rather than shop.
And it would appear that Mac & Cheese caught the eye of John’s 11-year-old son Ben, who encouraged him to adopt the pooch. The Pulp Fiction actor announced the adoption news by sharing a photo of him and Ben with their new pet on social media on Monday.
“A MAGICAL ending to the story from last night. At the Oscars I reconnected with my friend, John Travolta,” Jamie wrote about the adoption on Instagram. “We starred together in the movie PERFECT back in 1984. I had already left the Dolby Theater last night after honoring Betty White and was on my way home when someone texted me a photo of John holding little Mac & Cheese in the green room before his presentation of the best actor Oscar.”
She continued, “It is an emotional end and a perfect tribute to Betty White and it shines a light and AMPLIFIES the message that heroes who, like Betty, and Chad from @pawworks and Nancy from @perfect_pet_rescue and the team at @maedayrescue and the hundreds of thousands of other rescues, who love and support ANIMALS, that rescuing animals and offering them shelter from the storm of life and a warm and loving home is one of life’s most important actions we humans can take!”
Betty passed away on 31 December aged 99.
– Cover Media