Just months after adopting a shelter dog for themselves, amazing humans/perfect couple George and Amal Clooney surprised Clooney's parents Nick and Nina with the best Christmas present ever—a sweet little terrier mix named Nate.
Nate had been rescued from a hoarding situation about a year earlier by an organization called Luv Fur Mutts in Fairfield, Ohio. He was born with a birth defect that makes him walk funny, and according to Luv Fur Mutts, people would point and stare at him at adoption events. Even worse, people who seemed interested in adopting him always changed their minds after meeting him. One woman even cried and said she'd be depressed for the rest of her life if she had to look at him every day (note: this woman does not sound like she would be a very good dog owner).
But as it happens, Clooney was on the lookout for a dog for his parents, whose terrier of 10 years had recently died. Unbeknownst to the rescue group, Clooney had spotted Nate online, and showed the pup's adoption video to his mom Nina, who promptly fell in love with the little dog.
With the help of his personal assistant Angel, Clooney surprised his parents by arranging for Nate to be delivered to them at their Kentucky home on Christmas Eve. And, of course, Clooney gave a generous donation to the animal rescue group, more than enough to cover the previous surgeries Nate had to help with his bum leg. Luv Fur Mutts waited until after Christmas to publicize Nate's celebrity adoption so the Clooney family could enjoy their newest family member without too much disruption. But now get ready, because Nate "The Dog" Clooney is definitely going to be a celebrity.