Superman Actor Henry Cavill Says His Pet Dog ‘Saved’ Him From Mental Health Struggles


Dogs make the ideal pets since they are such devoted friends who never fail to cheer us up with their unwavering affection. People’s happiness and mental health have been shown to improve when they have dogs.

And people from various walks of life, even well-known Hollywood actors, rely on their pets for comfort. One superhero recently spoke out about the impact his beloved pet has had on his life.

Henry Cavill, a British actor, is most known to fans for his roles as Superman in recent blockbuster hits Man of Steel and Justice League. Additionally, he had appearances in Enola Holmes and Mission: Impossible — Fallout.

Cavill recently spoke out about the friend who has given him the most support: his dog, Kal. But even “superheroes” need a little help from time to time.

The actor’s 8-year-old American Akita is well-known to fans who follow the celebrity on social media because Cavill is not reticent to post pictures of his canine companion online.

Kal was referred to as an “amazing jewel” and characterized as “half dog, part bear, part pig and all soul” in a post from last year.

“I’ve had him since he was 10 weeks old and we have been through thick and thin together,” Cavill wrote. “We actually spend so much time together, I’m not sure who imitates who anymore!”

“He really is my best friend, we go everywhere together,” Cavill said, according to Daily Mail.

He explained that Kal had helped him immensely with his mental health: “He has saved my emotional and psychological bacon plenty of times. We have an incredibly close bond,” Cavill explained.

“He senses it when I’ve got my own stuff on, he’ll be close — he’s almost always close, but he’ll be closer.”

With a bond that closes, it’s no surprise that Cavill likes to keep his best friend around at all times — even when he’s on set.

He was there the entire time, he spent most of his time in the trailer rather than on set,” Cavill told People. “Because when he can see me but can’t get to me, he tends to start making a lot of noise.

We didn’t want him running in halfway through a scene or a sword fight especially, because he would be taking people down. But he was always there.”

“He has been an absolute savior for me,” Cavill said in an interview with On Demand Entertainment. “He is a true companion and in those moments where I just need another being around but not necessarily to be putting lots of effort in that person.”

“He’s fantastic. To me, he’s very much — he’s a dog but he’s a companion. He’s a person as well.”

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