Taylor Lautner Meets Military Dog at Breaking Dawn Premiere

Taylor Lautner

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updated 11/14/2012 AT 11:45 AM ET

originally published 11/13/2012 AT 3:30 PM ET

A wolf knows its kind!

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.