AceShowbiz - Ryan Reynolds is taking care those affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Branding COVID-19 "an a**hole" in his latest social media post, the "Deadpool" star announced that he and his actress wife Blake Lively have pledged to donate $1 million to two food organizations in the United States and Canada.
On Monday, March 16, the 43-year-old actor turned to Instagram to share his thought on the issue. "I think we can all agree, Covid-19 is an a**hole," he wrote in the caption of his post, before encouraging followers to make contribution, "If you're able to help, visit, @feedingamerica and @foodbankscanada."
In the main post itself, the "6 Underground" actor pointed out, "Covid-19 has brutally impacted older adults and low income families." He went on to announce, "Blake and I are donating $1 million to be split between FEEDING AMERICA and FOOD BANKS CANADA. If you can give, these orgs need our help."
"Take care of your bodies and hearts. Leave room for joy. Call someone who's isolated and might need connection," the father of three then advised his followers. He continued to poke fun at frenemy Hugh Jackman by adding the latter's fake phone number at the end of his post.
Reynolds' wife, in the meantime, took a more serious approach in her donation announcement as she shared ways to remain connected. "Though we must be distancing ourselves to protect those who don't have the opportunity to self quarantine, we can stay connected, " she noted. "Remember the lonely and isolated. Facetime, Skype, make a video."
Pointing out the positives during this difficult time, the former "Gossip Girl" star told her followers, "Remember the love that can travel through all this." She added, "Communities are stepping up - shopping for the elderly, making lunches for children. We can all do something for one another, even if that's simply staying home."
When concluding her post, "The Rhythm Section" actress could not help but take a jab at her husband. "Sending so much love. Now can someone please tell Ryan that 'emotional distancing' from his mother in law is not a thing," she wrote. "Nothing can save him."
Reynolds and Lively's donation came after Stephen Curry and Ayesha Curry pledged to provide foods for at least 18,000 children in Oakland area through their Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation. The Currys had made donation to Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) and Feeding America "to help ensure no child has to worry about where their next meal is coming from while schools are closed."