Unlike a majority of famous people on Twitter, if you ask Ricky Gervais a question, you just might receive a timely response.
A fan recently sent the 51-year-old comedian a tweet saying, "having watched #Derek my parents agreed if you retweet this they will buy my sister a dog & let you name it!”
Gervais complied and helped the guy and his sister out - but with one condition. Gervais retweeted and added to the end, “A rescue dog tho.”
"My first love was nature and wildlife, and, in particular, animals," he said in a past interview. "I think animals are all unconditionally perfect, and beautiful. Animals really matter to me."
“How can anyone abandon a beautifully loyal dog? It’s not an accessory," he said. "It’s your best f**king friend. It makes me so sad & angry."
Pop into an animal rescue centre today. Even if you have no intention of taking a little critter home, get a free cuddle & donate a fiver ” He continued, “Animal shelters can always do with any old duvets & blankets too, by the way.”