Video of Patrick Stewart Meeting His New Foster Dog Goes Viral

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Actor Patrick Stewart is best known for his legendary portrayal of Captain Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and for playing Professor X in the X-Men franchise — including the recently released Logan — but his latest role as pet foster-owner is currently taking the internet by storm.

On March 8, the actor sent out a Tweet that read, “Thanks to and Sunny and I are finally fostering our 1st pitbull! Meet Ginger. I’m in LOVE. .”

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Accompanying the message was a video of an excited Stewart meeting the pup. As if trying to top himself in the adorable Tweets department, Patrick Stewart posted another video several hours later. This clip showed the dog licking Stewart on the head and neck as the actor unsuccessfully tries to get the pup in the pool. He captioned the video, “The swimming lesson that wasn’t. Our foster pibble (sic) Ginger is perfect afternoon company. .” If you’re interested in adopting and/or fostering a pup, check out the ASPCA for more information.

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