Monday would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday, and some of the fans who loved her (this includes anyone who’s turned on a television since the 1950s) decided to remember her by honoring her most beloved cause: protecting animals .
As such, #BettyWhiteChallenge is spreading, asking people to donate to a local animal boarding school in White’s name, on social media, and a meme is so healthy that the Twitter account @wholesomeme has promoted it to over 3,000 likes.
As CBS News reports, the idea for the challenge may have its roots in a tweet by a named Lisa Powell, who according to her Twitter bio is a Hallmark fan who loves beaches and thinks coffee is essential. (Yes, her handle is @icedcofees.) When Ryan Reynolds noticed his passing Proposals Co-star White on New Year’s Eve, Powell quoted-tweeted him, suggesting that on her birthday, people donate to animal shelters. “That’s the least we can do,” she wrote.
The idea struck. A Twitter account called “Golden Girls Quotes” wrote that they would contribute $ 5 for every 50 likes, up to a maximum of $ 50. The latter is important as the tweet has garnered more than 4,000 likes since January 5th. (We do not know how lucrative quotes are The Golden Girls online is these days, although we recognize that it is a necessary service!)
Before Betty became number 100, the internet burned with pictures of the beloved actress with animals of all kinds, plus some classic clips relevant to the fundraising effort, and even some fan art.
White’s work on animal safety began in the 1940s, and she had an affiliation with the Los Angeles Zoo, which dates back to 1966. She once wrote: “Animals do not lie. Animals do not criticize. If animals have humorous days, they handle them better than humans do. “She also said she has to” stay in show business to pay for my pet store. “
At the time of her death, White had only one pet: Her Golden Retriever, Pontiac, which she cared for since he was a puppy. Pontiac was regularly seen on White’s accounts on social media.
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