Hollywood star John Travolta has recently captured hearts with his adorable bond with rescue dog, Peanut. The actor, known for his leading roles in films like Saturday Night Fever, has been spotted snoozing under the sheets alongside Peanut, showcasing their close relationship. Travolta shared an Instagram Story photo of the pair, with his head resting on a pillow while the little pup rested her head on the same pillow, both in deep sleep mode.
But their shared moments extend beyond the bedroom. Another Instagram photo reveals Travolta and Peanut sharing a slice of pizza at the dining room table of his Florida home. The heartwarming snapshots demonstrate the actor's deep affection for his four-legged family member.
The story of Peanut's adoption is equally touching. Travolta, 69, adopted the pup for his son Benjamin, 12, during the 94th Academy Awards in March 2022. Jamie Lee Curtis brought Peanut on stage as part of a tribute to Betty White's dedication to animal welfare. Peanut was initially named Mac N Cheese and was among a group of four pups abandoned outside an animal shelter. By the time of the Oscars broadcast, Peanut was the only one without a forever home.
After hearing the heartfelt story, Travolta held the lone pup for 30 minutes after the telecast and eventually decided to adopt her through Paw Works, a nonprofit rescue organization. Paw Works partners with shelters to give abandoned animals a second chance at life. Their mission focuses on responsible pet ownership and finding solutions to animal overpopulation and abandonment.
Since Peanut found her forever home, Travolta frequently shares photos of her on social media, becoming an advocate for pet adoption. The actor posted a photo of himself, Benjamin, and Peanut, thanking Jamie Lee Curtis and Paw Works for the adoption. Peanut's endearing personality is evident in videos where she lovingly wakes Travolta up by licking his face.
Travolta's Instagram showcases the strong bond he shares with Peanut, as he includes her in family photos for holidays and special occasions. Alongside his son Benjamin, Travolta also has a daughter, Ella, 23, from his late wife Kelly Preston. The actor's devotion to his rescue dog highlights the importance of animal welfare and the joy that comes from providing a loving forever home.