Watch Tom Hardy Bare His Softie Side Reading a Bedtime Story (Video)

Surrounded by stuffed toys and a loyal dog, “Taboo” star entertains tots (and their warm-blooded mothers) with a tale

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Young moms out there, if Tom Hardy already gets you all hot and bothered, you really must watch the video clip below.

The hunky star of “The Revenant” and FX’s upcoming “Taboo” spent his New Year’s Eve lounging on his sofa… reading a children’s book to his tinier fans.

Surrounded by stuffed toys and his loyal dog Woody (insert dirty joke here), Hardy read “You Must Bring a Hat” by Simon Philip and Kate Hindley.

When word spread that the British bad boy of films was going to appear on BBC’s “CBeebies Bedtime Stories” reading for wee ones, mothers across the UK went into a social media meltdown. The good kind, of course. Both the announcement of his appearance and the airing itself triggered hearts to flutter.

While one mother wrote on Facebook, “Can he read Fifty Shades of Grey?” others took to Twitter with their approval of BBC’s choice of storytellers.