Curtis featured a puppy during the award show on Sunday night, and the actor and his son were moved to adopt it.
John Travolta just welcomed a new furry family member into his home.
After meeting her at the Oscars on Sunday night, the actor and his 11-year-old son, Ben, were motivated to adopt a stray dog, and Jamie Lee Curtis assisted in the process.
During the in memoriam portion, Curtis went onto the award event stage with a beautiful little puppy named Mac & Cheese to pay respect to the late Betty White, who assisted countless animals during her life.
“Day in and day out for over a century, she was a woman who cared so much for animals like this, not just her two-legged pals,” the actor remarked. “So, the best gift you could give Betty White is to open your heart and home and adopt a rescue dog from (nonprofit organization) Paw Works, exactly like Mac & Cheese.”
Someone texted Curtis a photo of Travolta clutching Mac & Cheese in the green room later that night, before he delivered the award for best actor, she posted on her Instagram page Monday.
“I thought it was so sweet to see him with her, and then I heard out today that he and his son, Ben, have adopted beautiful little mac & cheese and are taking her home today,” she wrote.
On Monday, Travolta uploaded a selfie of himself with Ben, who was holding Mac & Cheese and had a big smile on his face.
“Ben got this dog after seeing last night’s Oscar tribute to Betty White. Thank you so much, @curtisleejamie and @pawworks “He captioned the image.
Travolta’s fans, including many other celebs, expressed their delight in the comments section.
“Aww…what a lucky boy. What a lucky puppy! “Michelle Pfeiffer penned the piece.
“Did he name it Betty?” asked Debi Mazar.
Ella Travolta, Travolta’s 21-year-old daughter, commented on her father’s post with three heart emoji.
It was an appropriate homage to White, whose love of animals began at a young age. During her childhood, she assisted with the care of dogs that her parents took in when their owners were unable to care for them.
She established the TV show “The Pet Set” in the 1970s and has sponsored other animal-related NGOs throughout her career..