Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively continue to grind away helping others.
The Deadpool star, 43, had Gossip Girl actress, 32, appear on his Instagram Stories feed as he plugged a T-shirt for Conquer COVID-19, an emerging charity out of his native Canada that’s focused on getting healthcare workers essential PPE and resources.
‘Are you sick and tired of fashion? Is your mother-in-law hunting you?’ the Vancouver native wrote while wearing the black shirt with white lettering that reads Conquer COVID-19.
In it together: Ryan Reynolds, 43, had Blake Lively, 32, appear on his Instagram Stories feed Thursday as he plugged a T-shirt for Conquer COVID-19 , an emerging charity out of the actor’s native Canada that’s focused on getting healthcare workers essential PPE and resources
‘We’re asking every Canadian to purchase this t-shirt, and as you can see, is boring as f***,’ the actor said in accompanying clip. ‘This shirt is so unremarkable that it actually renders its wearer completely invisible – for instance, I’m quarantining with my mother-in-law and she’s been looking for me for days.’
The charismatic star noted that all ‘of the proceeds of this horrific shirt are gonna go to buying PPE for frontline personnel in our most vulnerable communities.’
He added, ‘Now, I know that’s not an exciting prospect or point, but the faster we get those guys protected, the faster they get us back to boring.’
As the clip ended, the voice of his mother-in-law, Elaine Lively, called on him but he sat in place and didn’t say anything. She said, ‘I could have sworn I heard his voice.’
Keep it simple: The Vancouver native wore the black shirt with white lettering that reads Conquer COVID-19
Witty: The charismatic star noted that all ‘of the proceeds of this horrific shirt are gonna go to buying PPE for frontline personnel in our most vulnerable communities’
On his Instagram page, the leading man urged his followers to visit conquercovid19.ca and help those who REALLY need you.’
On the website, the organization says it’s ‘comprised of physicians, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and other volunteers who are working together to ensure frontline workers responsible for the health and wellbeing of Canadians have access to masks, gloves, and other supplies that are essential in treating patients and minimizing the spread of the virus.’
In another post, the 6 Underground leading man delivered a deadpan line in “support” of the good cause garment: ‘To buy this obscenely boring shirt, swipe up. Then wear it to unimpress your friends.’
Reynolds and Lively, who share two kids – James, five, and Inez, three – have been among Hollywood’s most philanthropic stars amid the outbreak of the pandemic, using their platforms and dollars to wage battles on many fronts against the virus.
Last month, they made donations of $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada; $400,000 to hospitals in New York City; and $10,000 to the Canadian Professional Bartender’s Association.
Reynolds and Lively continue their tireless efforts as number of celebrities have publicly confirmed testing positive for the virus, including Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, Prince Charles and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Worldwide pandemic: In Ryan’s native Canada, 1,231 people have died amid 30,973 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Johns Hopkins University reported Thursday
Fighting the good fight: Reynolds and Lively, who share two kids have been among Hollywood’s most philanthropic stars amid the outbreak of the pandemic
Other notable Hollywood names to test positive for coronavirus include actresses Olga Kurylenko, Debi Mazar and Rachel Matthews; and actors Kristofer Hivju and Daniel Dae Kim.
Performers to succumb to coronavirus-related symptoms include Jaws actress Lee Fierro, 91, Aliens actor Jay Benedict, 68, and Nashville actor Allen Garfield, 80.
As of Thursday, the death total for COVID-19 was at 28,998 people in the U.S., with 662,045 total positive diagnoses, Johns Hopkins University reported, while in Ryan’s native Canada, 1,231 people have died amid 30,973 confirmed cases. On a global level, 144,047 people have died amid 2,157,108 positive diagnoses worldwide.