Ryan Reynolds is doing everything he can during the coronavirus pandemic.
The “Deadpool” actor who has made numerous donations to help support hospitals and food banks has now dropped in virtually to the Hospital for Sick Children.
Reynolds was able to see all the SickKids patients through a television show broadcast via CCTV to the rooms throughout the hospital. Reynolds took part in a Q&A, revealed his favourite food is thin-crust pizza, chatted about his ugly Christmas sweater and his favourite movies.
Taking a question from young Ariel, she inquired what his favourite movie he worked on was.
“I have a few if that is okay,” Reynolds said. “I really love’Detective: Pikachu’, partly because my kids love it.”
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Our friend Ryan Reynolds @vancityreynolds surprised SickKids patients this afternoon with a virtual visit! Ryan joined @sickkidstoronto’s daily call-in show, which is broadcast to all patient rooms across the hospital. Ryan chatted with patients about Pikachu, having three young daughters, his favourite food (thin-crust pizza) and his ugly Christmas sweater—which helped raise over $300K for SickKids in January. Thank you, Ryan, for an afternoon we will never forget! ❤
Another patient, Sarah, asked him what his favourite food is.
“If I could just have a big, large, thin-crust pizza, that is my favourite food,” he added. “If I was stuck on a desert island and could only eat one food it would be a big, thin-crust pizza.”
More celebrities are scheduled for virtual appearances during isolation.
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