PSA: Chips Hardy Is Tom Hardy's Dad, Not His Dog

There are a lot of cute things about Tom Hardy.

His love of dogs is really cute.

His tattoos are low-key intimidating, but definitely cute.

The idea of him reading bedtime stories with a dog napping on his lap is so cute I could die.

But cutest of all is his father, Chips Hardy, who is not his dog. I shall repeat: Chips Hardy is not Tom Hardy's dog. Tom constantly surrounds himself with dogs, and as much as Chips sounds like the perfect name for a retriever, it's his dad. Trust me.

Even though this comedy writer-actor Paul F. Tompkins says he is, he isn't.
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Here's a picture of Chips and his son, Tom, as proof. (But it is true that they wrote their new FX show, Taboo, together.)
But, note to self: Chips is an adorable name for a dog.

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