TOM Hardy had his hands full as he nipped out to a pet store with his son Forrest and his French bulldog.
The actor, 42, playfully swung his little lad by the hand while walking with a basket and lead in the other.
He wore a camo baseball cap with a khaki T-shirt and shorts and strapped a red bag a cross his chest for the low-key outing.
The Venom star smiled despite wearing a blue knee brace and walking with a limp.
Dad-of-three Tom has two children with wife Charlotte Riley and a son called Louis, 10, with ex Rachael Speed.
He reportedly named his youngest after being inspired by the Tom Hanks flick Forrest Gump.
A source said last year: “They love the name Forrest as it’s earthy and strong.
“Tom has always found the movie Forrest Gump very inspiring and enjoyable and thinks it fits.”
Last month mums across the nation rejoiced as Tom returned to CBeebies for an entire week of bedtime stories.
The Peaky Blinders actor returned to the Bedtime Hour where he read a story called Hug Me by Simone Ciralo about a cactus called Felipe who wanted a cuddle.
Tom Hardy returned to Cbeebies Bedtime Hour last month much to mums’ delight[/caption]
And reading from his garden in South West London, the Hollywood hunk admitted that he was in need of a hug himself.
He said: “Sometimes on a day like this I feel strong and I feel happy, but other days I just want someone to give me a hug.”
Reflecting on lockdown he said: “It’s not always possible to be able to hug those that we love, but you must always remember that they are always with us in our heart.
“So it’s time for bed, off you go and I look forward to seeing you again for another bedtime story.”
He sent fans wild when he admitted he ‘just wanted a hug’[/caption]
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While the message was intended for younger watches, mums went into meltdown, scrambling over one another to offer the actor a hug.
“I’m happy to volunteer for the hugs!” said one mum, commenting on a clip on Facebook.
Another said: “My children will not be watching you at all!!! Because they have gone to bed, before you came on so that “I” could watch you instead!”
“’It’s time for bed’, yep you won’t need to say that twice.” jokes a third, with a forth adding, “Can he come Tuck me into bed please and snuggle me please.”
Another added: “Some bedtime reading for Mummy… I mean the girls, obviously it’s for the girls.”
His five previous appearances clocked up more than a million views on BBC iPlayer.