Good people just keep on giving. During a time of terrible uncertainty, Ryan Reynolds' Ottawa love is shining through. The actor and his wife Blake Lively donated $2000 to the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region in response to a request for support from the centre.
The facility had started a GoFundMe this week in order to try to get vital financial support for its volunteer training program due to the increase in demand for help amid the pandemic.
The Distress Centre issued a tweet on Thursday afternoon asking for support during these times.
And by Friday morning, the always-charitable Reynolds had both liked the tweet and pitched in to donate.
The Centre seemed overwhelmed by the act of kindness from the Vancouver native.
“We are so excited and grateful that Ryan and Blake have chosen to donate to our 24/7 crisis and support line services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their tie to charities and Canada is admirable," said a spokesperson for the centre to Narcity via email.
"The donation along with others will help us continue answering calls from those in the communities we serve in their time of need."
With the help of the Reynolds' contribution, the GoFundMe page is currently standing at $2,665 in donations. At the time of his donation on Friday morning, the total stood at just $145.
"While we’re working very hard to maintain business as usual at the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region, we are experiencing a high volume of calls coming through our lines, which means that you may have to wait a bit longer to speak with one of our Responders," reads a statement on the centre's website, explaining the need for support.
This is the second time Reynolds and Lively made a thoughtful donation to the city of Ottawa in just a few weeks.
Back on April 11, the celeb pair also donated to the capital city's food bank. At the time of that donation, the Deadpool actor revealed he used to live in Vanier and that Ottawa still holds "a special place" in his heart.
“Blake and I are so happy to give back to a country that’s given us so much,” said Reynolds at the time, per a post on the Ottawa Food Bank’s Instagram page.
This is characteristic of Reynolds, who seems to love to help out in any way he can.
Back in 2017, he even assisted a group of teenage filmmakers from Barrie, Ont. for a TIFF 24-hour movie contest. They managed to get Reynolds to narrate for them and it was just too good.
Despite being a big-time movie star, this guy never forgets his roots.