Actors Ryan Reynolds and Betty White have a special bond. White is a total national treasure—a hilarious actor and comedian with an impressive career who’s done a lot of work in animal advocacy. (Of course, Reynolds isn’t too shabby either.) And the Golden Girls star is a huge fan of Reynolds’ Deadpool movies, even doing a promo when the first one was released.
On Thursday, Betty White began trending on Twitter because it was her birthday. After everyone breathed a huge sigh of relief that she wasn’t trending because she died, the birthday wishes began pouring in, with one very special one from the hunky Reynolds.
Reynolds tweeted a picture of himself on a talk show holding hands with white, and wrote, “I don’t usually talk about ex-girlfriends. But Betty’s special. Happy Birthday to the one and only, @BettyMWhite.”
And people on Twitter replied to Reynolds’ tweet, adding birthday wishes (and of course jokes) of their own.
❤️ myself some Betty White! pic.twitter.com/RngvVyxaaE
— I ❤️ Yuli Bregmance (@AstrosNVinoGal) January 17, 2019
— Tallsquall (@Tallsquall) January 17, 2019