It's always nice to see Canadians giving back to worthy causes especially when that Canadian is a huge celebrity. The Ryan Reynolds Christmas sweater is making a comeback this year and it's for a really good cause. A ridiculously funny holiday prank has now turned into a sweet initiative to raise money for SickKids.

This year, Reynolds is teaming up with Toronto's SickKids for the holidays with a new initiative to raise money for the foundation. 

Reynolds' ugly Christmas clothing that went viral last year plays a starring role in the video promoting the initiative.

It starts off as a cartoon of the sweater being put on display in a store window with a sign calling it a "fun holiday sweater," but people just walk by and laugh. 

After days pass, someone finally buys the festive frock and wears it to a holiday party but they're made fun of when they get there. 

The video cuts to a photo Reynolds wearing it in real life with Blake Lively and also features kids, their families and SickKids staff wearing that same sweater. 

Even Hugh Jackman, the one who started it all, ends up putting it on too.

The uplifting video ends by asking people to donate to the SickKids Foundation.

All the donations made before Santa arrives at midnight on December 24 will be matched by Reynolds, up to an amount of $100,000. 

The video mimics what happened to Reynolds last Christmas when he went to a party wearing the red and green garment with a shiny gold bow on it after being told it was a sweater party.

It wasn't.

In a now-famous Instagram post, Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal stand on either side of Reynolds laughing at him and his sweater while they're dressed in regular clothes.

"Every holiday story deserves a magical ending," the video said. 

If you want to help Reynolds help SickKids, you can donate to the SickKids Foundation here.


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