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Published: Wednesday October 17, 2012 19:00 PM EDT

2012

RYAN REYNOLDS

Sometimes, love happens when you least expect it (and we're not talking about wife Blake Lively). After rescuing Baxter in 2009, PEOPLE's 2010 Sexiest Man Alive said he fell hard for his mixed-breed canine companion. "I didn't mean to," Reynolds told PEOPLE in 2010. "I just picked him up along the way."