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Why Kevin Spacey named his dog "Boston" - Watch here

Posted by Obnoxious Boston Fan  February 22, 2014 05:10 PM

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Actor Kevin Spacey was so taken with the way Boston handled itself following the Boston Marathon bombings he felt he had to help in any way possible.

The late night TV scene this past week was dominated by Jimmy Fallon's ascension to the throne of NBC's "Tonight Show," his tremendously funny viral videos and Jimmy Kimmel's "Sochi wolf" hoax.

But Spacey's appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" was the week's highlight for Bostonians and the people who love the city so.

Spacey talked to Letterman about how the aftermath of the bombings affected his life when he met with survivors at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and several other medical facilities - without any pre-publicity - for four days last spring and how it inspired him to name his new dog "Boston."

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"There are two Bostons to me," he said. "After the marathon last year I was so moved by what happened I wanted to so something."

The trip ended up with Spacey getting a new dog, one sent by a shelter in New York to help the bombing victims heal emotionally, and reaffirming his love for the city. The dog was originally named "Cuddles" because of the way she dealt with people. She won over Spacey's heart but was given the name "Boston" to honor the Hub.

You can see how much "Boston" has grown by checking out these photos of the pup Spacey Tweeted last spring:

They do grow so fast, don't they.

Check out his full conversation with Letterman here.

Well done, Kevin.

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