Taylor Lautner Meets Military Dog at Breaking Dawn Premiere
updated 11/14/2012 AT 11:45 AM EST
•originally published 11/13/2012 AT 03:30 PM EST
While making his way down the red carpet at Monday night's Los Angeles premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Taylor Lautner made a new friend: a black Lab walking with a U.S. Marine.
As dozens of (probably jealous) fans looked on, the dog got up close – real close – to the actor, who knelt down to pet the friendly pooch, its sleek black coat accessorized with a collar from America's VetDogs. The nonprofit provides service dogs to disabled veterans and active service members.
The dog's companion laughed as Lautner's four-legged fan went out on a limb and gave the star a sloppy kiss on the ear.