Chris Pratt honored his elder brother, Cully, on Veterans Day by sharing a beautiful and heart-touching quote with his Instagram fans.
The “Guardians of the Galaxy” icon shared a photo of Cully in uniform and reminisced on how he always tried to be like his elder brother growing up.
So more so that he would dress his clothes because of his flawless style.
“This is my older brother Cully. #happyveteransday I always wanted to be exactly like him,” Pratt said. “We were the same size despite our three-year difference in age so as a kid I would wear the same clothes he wore, literally the day after he wore them- picking them up off the floor in his room. What can I say? He knew how to match and I liked the smell.”
The “Parks and Recreation” alum continued his message, noting how Cully was a “good big brother” and “always lead with love.”
“He taught me everything,” the 40-year-old actor shared. “He put up with me and my incessant hyperactivity and forced his friends to do the same.”
Pratt shared that he was giving his followers a glance into what his brother is like so that the world can be more understanding about the “real person” under the uniform.
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“I say all this to point out that he’s a real person. And the more we can look at our veterans for who they are, actual people, with siblings and parents, with children and funny pasts- the more we can approach our relationships to them with compassion and understanding,” Pratt said.
He shared with his 27 million fans and followers that his brother didn’t join the armed forces so that he could be “Rambo,” but rather because he was looking for a good opportunity.
“He joined because it was an opportunity for a hard-nosed kid who couldn’t afford college, somebody who wanted to get the hell out of his small town and probably wanted his own clothes,” Pratt told. “We have the greatest armed forces the world has ever seen. It’s made up of real people who joined for myriad reasons.
Brave men and women who sacrifice a whole hell of a lot. Today is their day. So celebrate a veteran today.”
Pratt stopped his note by enjoying the rest of those in his family that served in the military and by thanking those who are presently serving as well as former military men and women.
“Today is their day. So celebrate a veteran today,” Pratt wrote. “Today I celebrate Cully, as well as my cousin Curtis, Uncle Steve, Uncle Skip, second Cousins, Joey, Ryan and Alex, besties Jared and Jeffrey, all those I’ve fished for hunted with, those who’ve blessed me with their challenge coins as I’ve encountered them on press junkets and in my travels, the many in the film industry working both in front of and behind the cameras. To those currently serving and those out thanks for your service. We appreciate you!”
Cully commented on the post, ribbing his brother: “Dude..that made my allergies startup…whoever wrote that for you needs a raise!”