Michael Shannon is adorable

How can we ever repay you, Josh Horowitz? Sure, Michael Shannon may have a reputation for being a big softy already, but this episode of MTV's "Adorable Things" seals the deal.

In the video, Shannon covers all the requisite questions asked of any dark horse awards candidate, such as "Do you like to be tickled?" and "Do you like kissing in the rain?." He also -- of course -- sings the "Dirty Dancing" song to a stuffed dog. Really.

When you've collected yourself, watch TOH!'s video interview with Shannon here. He talks in detail about Jeff Nichols' "Take Shelter" and his upcoming role as General Zod in "Man of Steel."