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Tom Hardy

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Tom Hardy knows how to tug at our heartstrings. 

While shooting his upcoming film Animal Rescue in Brooklyn on Tuesday, a young fan dressed as Bane from The Dark Knight Rises caught the actor's attention. Doing what the charmer does best, Tom approached the little boy and struck a tough heroic pose with his mini me, causing us all to clutch our melted hearts.

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This is not the first time the handsome actor has done something so precious it nearly kills us, though. 

Earlier this month, the 31-year-old was photographed smooching a pit bull pup in New York on set of the same film. 

So, if we're understanding this correctly, the Hollywood hunk has a tendency to show affection to cute things that pass his movie trailer? Um, be right back. 

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