Courtesy of itsbriannaj
March 24, 2013 11:00 AM

Tom Hardy may have played pure evil in The Dark Knight Rises but a recent encounter with fans proves he’s a sweetheart in real life.

Brianna Jordan and her friends visited the set of Hardy’s new crime drama Animal Rescue during filming in Brooklyn on Thursday.

While Jordan and her friends “grabbed some coffee to stay warm,” they ended up watching some of the shoot and “were lucky enough to catch [Hardy] between sets and got some pictures,” she tells PEOPLE.

“He was super sweet and took time to get pics with all of us!” she says. “[He] told us to keep warm. Still don’t actually believe it happened.”

While in town, the actor has also been spotted dining at Italian hot spot, Antica Pesa, in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood.

– Kristin Boehm

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