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George Clooney helps parents adopt rescued dog from Ohio

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CINCINNATI, Ohio (WCMH)–George Clooney is one of the most recognized actors in the world, and now he's getting even more attention for helping his parents adopt Nate the terrier.

According to the LuvFurMutts Animal Rescue's Facebook page, Clooney adopted Nate for his parents after they fell in love with the dog when they his videos on YouTube.

"We are thrilled to announce that Hollywood Legend, Oscar/Golden Globe/Emmy winner and most impressively – philanthropist – George Clooney adopted

our Prince Nate!" the animal group, who is based near Cincinnati, posted on their page.

Clooney had Nate delivered for his parents on Christmas Eve.

LuvFurMutts said Nate had come to them after being rescued from a hoarding case. He had birth defects, as well as a barrel chest and a leg that swayed. The animal rescued said several people had applied to adopt the terrier but would say no when they actually met him.

But that didn't matter to Clooney or his parents, whose terrier of 10 years had recently died. When they saw Nate's videos, Clooney's mom, Nina, fell in love.

According to LuvFurMutts, Clooney also made a donation to the rescue group that covered more than Nate's previous surgery fees.

Now the rescue group is hoping they can get a family photo of the Clooney's holding Nate.