Celebrities Honor Fallen Veterans With the #22PushupChallenge

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Source: The Rock/Instagram

Source: The Rock/Instagram

Combat Stress, a U.K. charity, has recently launched a campaign to raise awareness and funds about active and non-active soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health ailments. This campaign has spawned the #22PushupChallenge, a trend spreading across social media, with the completed challenge honoring the 22 veterans who commit suicide daily due to mental health issues. Celebrities have begun to answer the call, completing the required 22 pushups and challenging others to do the same.

Actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris started the wave, and even though Faris struggles a little more than her husband in the video, she grinds it out and eventually the two complete the challenge: Actor Vincent D’Onofrio answered Pratt’s challenge, accompanied by some adorable dogs: Of course, it was only a matter of time before Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson jumped into the fray, with his own buddy Hobbs:
Not to be left behind, actor John Krasinski also completed the challenge, bringing his dog along and pleading with him to “be more adorable!” so as not to fall behind his colleagues: Krasinski challenged Captain America, himself, Chris Evans, who obviously can’t leave a fallen soldier behind. Scott Eastwood joined in, showing off some muscle:
Finally, Tony Award-winning actress Cynthia Erivo worked out her triceps with some pushups of her own: It’s awesome to see these celebs using their platforms to direct attention to this campaign. Now drop and give me 22!

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