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Chris Hemsworth: Why I chose children's charity

Chris Hemsworth got involved with a children's charity because of his own kids.

The Thor actor has three children with wife Elsa Pataky: daughter India Rose, two, and twin sons Tristan and Sasha, who were born in March this year. Becoming a father is what led the 31-year-old to get involved with children's charity Australian Childhood Foundation in his home country.

"It's the right of every child to have a safe and nurturing environment to grow up in and unfortunately that's not always the case," he said during an appearance on Australian Channel Seven's The Morning Show. "It's up to all of us as a community, as human beings, to take care of each other but especially kids."

Chris married his Spanish actress wife in 2010 after less than a year together. The handsome star has always been family-orientated and is close to his brothers Luke, 33, and Liam, 24, who are both actors. He admits their mother Leonie instilled in them key values that he tries to stick to today.

"Mom said all you can do is love your kids and make sure they're happy and safe," he said. "And that's what I try and do: the same thing. Having kids makes [my charity work] all the more poignant and important for me."

Chris manages to juggle his home life with his busy career, making major movies including The Avengers and Rush. But the blonde hunk loves nothing more than returning to his home territory to recharge the batteries.

"Coming back here is to plant my feet on the ground," he said. "It's a breath of fresh air and one of the best things for me. I feel invigorated and motivated to go back to work."

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