He may play Thor in the movies, but Chris Hemsworth is a whole other kind of superhero to his kids.
We don't get to see a lot of pictures of Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky's children, but she's recently released a one that features the shirtless actor giving one of his sons a delightful cuddle, and we're just melting over it.
Pataky recently told the UK's The Herald Sun that she loves Hemsworth's "hands on" approach to parenting. "That's the thing I love most about him is what an amazing dad he is and how much he loves playing with them," she said.
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"It's a great time for just him and the kids, he loves that time, too," she added.
Hemsworth married the Spanish actress in 2010, and they have three little ones together: India, 4, and Tristan and Sasha, 2. They live in his native Australia.
The photos and interview come after recent tabloid reports that the pair were taking a break. Hemsworth denied it on Instagram:
This isn't the first playground fun Hemsworth has had with his kids that's been shared with the world:
But whatever he's doing with his kids, we're happy to see the photographic results later:
Thanks for sharing, Elsa!
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