Yesterday (17) the Bowery Hotel received its fourth annual gala to benefit the Turtle Conservancy, which also honoured some notables like Edward Norton, Drew Barrymore, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and actor Mark Ruffalo.
The Avengers star swore his spirit animal is a turtle. “It always has been,” he exclaimed. “I was in Brazil shooting a movie about 10 years ago and I walk into this indigenous craftsman’s shop and he said to me, ‘Your spirit animal is a turtle.’ I’ve always felt like a turtle. I’m very slow, methodical. I kind of go at my own pace. I like my quiet time. I’m an ADHD tortoise.”
Ruffalo admitted that accepting an award was a mixed blessing, because “there are a lot of really passionate people on the front lines who don’t get any kind of accolades. . . . I really feel like I’m here on behalf of them. I’ve only been a spotlight for their voices and hard work.” (Vogue)
My friend Bubbles helped me collect pictures of the event. Check in our gallery: