Ryan Reynolds Helps Raise $300,000 For SickKids Ugly Christmas Sweater Campaign

Ryan Reynolds just turned a hilarious holiday prank into a heartwarming video in support of SickKids.

Last year, the “Deadpool” actor shared a photo on Instagram of himself, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Hugh Jackman at a Christmas party. However, Reynolds showed up in an over-the-top Christmas sweater while Gyllenhaal and Jackman were in regular attire.

“These f**king a**holes said it was a sweater party,” he captioned the photo.

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These fucking assholes said it was a sweater party. 🎄

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On Friday, Reynolds released a video about the Christmas sweater he showed up in last year. In the video, an animated Ryan buys the sweater, which was ignored at the store, to wear to a Christmas party where he gets laughed at by everyone at the party.

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“Every holiday story deserves a magical ending,” the video reads before showing a picture of SickKids patients and hospital staff members wearing the sweater.

 

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In support of his friend, Jackman also posted a picture of himself in the sweater:

Sportsnet then posted a picture of Auston Matthews in the sweater. “Who wore it better?” they captioned side-by-side pictures.

“We’re actually wearing this attractive sweater for a great cause. I’m matching all donations to sickkidsfoundation.com until Christmas Eve! If you can, please donate,” Reynolds responded before admitting that Matthews “wore it better.”

This holiday season, Reynolds is working to raise money for the children’s hospital and is asking others to do the same. The actor promised to match every donation made until midnight on December 24, up to $100,000.

SickKids announced on New Year’s Day that they had raised $300,000. Reynolds congratulated the organization and thanked everyone who donated.

Reynolds has been working with SickKids since 2016. In 2017, he released a manifesto to support the fight against the greatest challenges in children’s health.

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