A lot of “Game of Thrones” fans were disappointed by the series finale, but that doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate all the work that went into the HBO fantasy series.
In response to a viral petition remake, the final season of “Game of Thrones” with “competent writers,” a Reddit user decided to turn that negativity into something positive.
“Since the tongue-in-cheek nature of that petition has flown over a lot of peoples’ heads, to the point that it’s prompted backlash from some of the cast, we wanted to show that ‘Game of Thrones’ fans appreciate the hard work of the incredible cast & crew despite their constraints,” wrote user Elle Ellaria.
So far the fundraiser has brought in nearly $76,000 CAD.
On Thursday, Clarke posted a video message on Instagram thanking Ellaria and all the other fans who have donated money to her charity, saying that she is “incredibly moved” by their efforts.
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Ok so ‘speechless’ is a very fluid term…. that I’ve ignored in this rambling video BUT how could I be when there are so many thank you’s to give to YOU AMAZING HUMAN BEANS!!!!! Bloody hell, I am one very lucky lady to have such kind, generous, shining spirited fans who are raising money for my chairty @sameyouorg Elle Elaria and your reddit page where you have raised almost £38,000 has made my day, week, month, year, decade, and I couldn’t think of a more beautiful way to wave goodbye to the mother of dragons than with this step towards making brain injury sufferers feel less alone. YOU ARE MY HEROS. I am the one who should be bending the knee to you. #loveinabundance #sameyoucharity #humanitywins #thisiswhatbraininjurylookslike #❤️
Clarke’s SameYou charity raises money for people recovering from brain injuries and strokes.
Earlier this year, Clarke revealed that over the last eight years she has undergone two brain surgeries due to life-threatening aneurysm growths.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Ellaria said, “We wanted to send a message that even though fans have been very vocal in their disappointment with the conclusion of the series, none of that is directed at the cast and crew — all of whom did an incredible job bringing Westeros to life.”