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Thanksgiving cheer from Hollywood! Celebrities take to social media to ring in turkey day

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays of the year with almost 300 million Americans dining on a turkey dinner after watching the famed Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade from New York City.

Celebrities were quick to make the annual holiday a photo op as they took to Instagram to wish their followers well while baking pies, preparing their carb-heavy feasts and showing off their autumnal décor.

Gisele Bundchen, Kourtney Kardashian, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, and others shared what they were grateful for as they prepared for some family time in their mansions. 

Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours: Vogue supermodel Gisele Bundchen was baking pumpkin seeds for her husband Tom Brady and their kids. ‘Getting the best out of pumpkin season!’ began the Versace catwalker

In her kitchen: 'How about making a quick, healthy snack? If you like salty, healthy, crunchy snacks as much as I do, here is one of my favorites: Baked pumpkin seeds!' said the yoga fanatic

In her kitchen: ‘How about making a quick, healthy snack? If you like salty, healthy, crunchy snacks as much as I do, here is one of my favorites: Baked pumpkin seeds!’ said the yoga fanatic

Thanksgiving is a national holiday which always falls on the last Thursday of November.

It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Native Americans shared an autumn harvest feast which has been considered the very first Thanksgiving celebration in the colonies.

Vogue supermodel Gisele Bundchen too to Instagram to show her followers that she was baking pumpkin seeds for her husband Tom Brady and their kids.

'Screw it': Brady told Oprah he plans on ditching his strict diet for Thanksgiving; the athlete is known for eating clean

‘Screw it’: Brady told Oprah he plans on ditching his strict diet for Thanksgiving; the athlete is known for eating clean

‘Getting the best out of pumpkin season!’ began the Versace catwalker.

‘How about making a quick, healthy snack? If you like salty, healthy, crunchy snacks as much as I do, here is one of my favorites: Baked pumpkin seeds! 

‘Along with being a good protein sources, pumpkin seeds are loaded with nutrients, including fiber, phosphorus, omega-3 fats, magnesium, zinc, iron copper, vitamin B, and antioxidants. 

‘Swipe left for the recipe, and to read about all the benefits of pumpkin seeds. If you have any other ideas about how to season the seeds, I’d love to hear them! Thank you, and I hope you have a great week!’ 

She really loves her husband: Nicole Kidman was on the beach with her husband Keith Urban as she said she was 'feeling incredibly grateful'

She really loves her husband: Nicole Kidman was on the beach with her husband Keith Urban as she said she was ‘feeling incredibly grateful’

From the Decker family: Jessie James Decker posed with her ex-football player husband Eric Decker and their three children outside their home. 'Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! So thankful for my beautiful babies and my amazing husband and for all the blessings❤️ ❤️❤️ ,' said the country singer and fashion designer

From the Decker family: Jessie James Decker posed with her ex-football player husband Eric Decker and their three children outside their home. ‘Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! So thankful for my beautiful babies and my amazing husband and for all the blessings❤️ ❤️❤️ ,’ said the country singer and fashion designer

So much extra: Britney Spears' younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears, 30, said she was 'feeling extra THANKFUL this year.' She added she hoped everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving. The former TV star was seen with her husband Jamie Watson and two children Maddy and Ivey

So much extra: Britney Spears’ younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears, 30, said she was ‘feeling extra THANKFUL this year.’ She added she hoped everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving. The former TV star was seen with her husband Jamie Watson and two children Maddy and Ivey

Meanwhile, Gisele’s husband Brady said he will be enjoying the ultimate cheat day this Thanksgiving.   

The quarterback ordinarily adheres to a very restrictive diet, but plans on completely breaking it for the upcoming feast.   

‘Just like everyone else,’ Tom, 44, said during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on his SiriusXM show, Let’s Go! ‘That’s the one meal where I’m just like “Screw it, let’s go for it.” We all get to enjoy it.’ 

But unlike millions of Americans, Tom will be busy with football practice for most of Thanksgiving and will only be able to spend a few hours with his family.

‘Thanksgiving, there’s a lot to be thankful for, but you only get four hours to enjoy it,’ he said. ‘Practice usually ends at about 1 or 2. You eat about 3:30, then you’re getting ready for next day of practice. Same with Christmas.’

From KK to you: Kourtney Kardashian was one of the first stars to share her well wishes with her nearly 151m followers

From KK to you: Kourtney Kardashian was one of the first stars to share her well wishes with her nearly 151m followers

Home is where the heart is: The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, 42, posted a photo of her living room with a movie on the flat screen TV, the fireplace roaring and a Christmas tree lit up in the corner

Home is where the heart is: The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, 42, posted a photo of her living room with a movie on the flat screen TV, the fireplace roaring and a Christmas tree lit up in the corner

Time to dance: Kourtney's daughter Penelope, left, was having fun with Kim Kardashian's little girl North West, right

Time to dance: Kourtney’s daughter Penelope, left, was having fun with Kim Kardashian’s little girl North West, right

The pro athlete, who has two children with Gisele and one with ex Bridget Moynahan, is ‘looking forward’ to his post-football life when he can enjoy the holidays with his family.

‘I’m looking forward to the time when I’m done playing football, so I can have those more normal holidays that I had growing up that were important where the family’s all together.’ 

Britney Spears’ younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears, 30, said she was ‘feeling extra THANKFUL this year.’ She added she hoped everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving. The former TV star was seen with her husband Jamie Watson and two children Maddy and Ivey. 

Mrs Shelton is very happy: Gwen Stefani said this was her first Thanksgiving as Blake Shelton's wife. She shared an image of the country crooner cooking

Autumn charm: And she also gave fans a look at the decorations which consisted of yellow roses

Mrs Shelton is very happy: Gwen Stefani said this was her first Thanksgiving as Blake Shelton’s wife. She shared an image of the country crooner cooking and also gave fans a look at the decorations which consisted of yellow roses

A sweet sign in their country home: There was also a B for Blake and a G for Gwen lit up sign over a wood bench

A sweet sign in their country home: There was also a B for Blake and a G for Gwen lit up sign over a wood bench

Gwen Stefani said this was her first Thanksgiving as Blake Shelton’s wife. She shared an image of the country crooner cooking and also gave fans a look at the decorations. 

Martha Hunt from North Carolina held her baby as she wore a burgundy outfit. The fashion model, 32, also showed off a tray of cheese and crackers. 

Jessie James Decker posed with her ex-football player husband Eric Decker and their three children outside their home.

Proud to be a new mother: Martha Hunt from North Carolina held her baby as she wore a burgundy outfit

Proud to be a new mother: Martha Hunt from North Carolina held her baby as she wore a burgundy outfit

Pass the fromage please: The fashion model, 32, also showed off a tray of cheese and crackers with olives and candied pecans

Pass the fromage please: The fashion model, 32, also showed off a tray of cheese and crackers with olives and candied pecans

‘Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! So thankful for my beautiful babies and my amazing husband and for all the blessings❤️ ❤️❤️ ,’ said the country singer and fashion designer.

Nicole Kidman was on the beach with her husband Keith Urban as she said she was ‘feeling incredibly grateful.’ 

Kourtney Kardashian was one of the first stars to share her well wishes with her nearly 151m followers.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, 42, posted a photo of her living room with a movie on the flat screen TV, the fireplace roaring and a Christmas tree lit up in the corner. 

Baker Kate: Goldie Hawn's daughter Kate Hudson was seen at home baking a pie as she kneaded the dough on the island in her kitchen

Natural: The Almost Famous actress was makeup free as her blonde hair was worn in natural waves

Baker Kate: Goldie Hawn’s daughter Kate Hudson was seen at home baking a pie as she kneaded the dough on the island in her kitchen. The Almost Famous actress was makeup free as her blonde hair was worn in natural waves.

Goldie Hawn’s daughter Kate Hudson was seen at home baking a pie as she kneaded the dough on the island in her kitchen. The Almost Famous actress was makeup free as her blonde hair was worn in natural waves.

Chrissy Teigen was also in her kitchen as the cookbook author got to work boiling eggs.

And the former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model also shared a look at a pie she was making with fresh bananas. 

Teigen her time in the kitchen: Chrissy Teigen was also in her kitchen as the cookbook author got to work boiling eggs

Teigen her time in the kitchen: Chrissy Teigen was also in her kitchen as the cookbook author got to work boiling eggs

The chef is in: Chrissy Teigen shared a look at a dish she was cooking up which included bananas

The chef is in: Chrissy Teigen shared a look at a dish she was cooking up which included bananas

Victoria’s Secret model Heidi Klum invited Instagram followers inside her home to view her Thanksgiving cheer.

The blonde beauty from Germany was seen in a low-cut black tank top worn under a long purple dress as she wore gold jewelry and had her dirty blonde hair worn down.

The 48-year-old America’s Got Talent star was snuggling up to her husband Tom Kaulitz of the band Tokio Hotel.

The Klum life: Heidi Klum invited Instagram followers inside her home to view her Thanksgiving cheer. The blonde beauty from Germany wore gold jewelry and had her dirty blonde hair worn down. The 48-year-old America's Got Talent star was snuggling up to her husband Tom Kaulitz

The Klum life: Heidi Klum invited Instagram followers inside her home to view her Thanksgiving cheer. The blonde beauty from Germany wore gold jewelry and had her dirty blonde hair worn down. The 48-year-old America’s Got Talent star was snuggling up to her husband Tom Kaulitz

The hostess with the mostest: The catwalk queen said in her Instagram caption she was grateful for her husband every day. She also showed off her dining room which was already set for her T-day guests with wine glasses, plates, cutlery and napkins

The hostess with the mostest: The catwalk queen said in her Instagram caption she was grateful for her husband every day. She also showed off her dining room which was already set for her T-day guests with wine glasses, plates, cutlery and napkins

The catwalk queen said in her Instagram caption she was grateful for her husband every day. 

She also showed off her dining room which was already set for her T-day guests with wine glasses, plates, cutlery and napkins. There was also a bouquet of red roses in the center of the table as well as candles.

The room also had long chandeliers, a black and beige rug, a plant and a large painting on the wall. 

A favorite: Linda Evans of Dynasty fame looked stunning as she posed outdoors with her dog. 'As I look into my heart to reflect on my blessings, I'm so touched to see how abundant I am in memories!' said the blonde beauty who played Krystle Carrington on the soap opera from the 1980s

A favorite: Linda Evans of Dynasty fame looked stunning as she posed outdoors with her dog. ‘As I look into my heart to reflect on my blessings, I’m so touched to see how abundant I am in memories!’ said the blonde beauty who played Krystle Carrington on the soap opera from the 1980s

That looks painful: Late night host Jimmy Kimmel showed off his burned arm and hair after he lit the oven

That looks painful: Late night host Jimmy Kimmel showed off his burned arm and hair after he lit the oven

Linda Evans of Dynasty fame looked stunning as she posed outdoors with her dog.  

‘As I look into my heart to reflect on my blessings, I’m so touched to see how abundant I am in memories!’ said the blonde beauty who played Krystle Carrington on the soap opera from the 1980s.

‘I want you all to know how grateful I am to have you in my life, some of you for 20 to 50 years. Many of you from all over the world! I hope you feel my gratitude this Thanksgiving, for your care and your loving support.

‘I wish for you and your family, a very safe and Happy holiday.’ She then credited Jonas Mohr from AGENCYCALL.

Chef Cindy: Cindy Crawford was preparing her Thanksgiving meal as she showed fans her raw turkey

Model mommy: The mother to Kaia Gerber also showed a pot filled with vegetables as she had a bag of Pepperidge Farm stuffing nearby

Chef Cindy: Cindy Crawford was preparing her Thanksgiving meal as she showed fans her raw turkey and also a pot filled with vegetables as she had a bag of Pepperidge Farm stuffing nearby

Cindy Crawford was preparing her Thanksgiving meal as she showed fans her raw turkey and also a pot filled with vegetables as she had a bag of Pepperidge Farm stuffing nearby.

Tale Of Tails actress Blanca Blanco wore a mini dress as she held up a cooked turkey.  

‘Loves, Happy Thanksgiving, and wishing you the best in health during this time. Grateful for you to be part of my journey,’ said the girlfriend of Deer Hunter actor John Savage. 

Chef BB: Tale Of Tails actress Blanca Blanco wore a mini dress as she held up a cooked turkey. 'Loves, Happy Thanksgiving, and wishing you the best in health during this time. Grateful for you to be part of my journey,' said the girlfriend of Deer Hunter actor John Savage

Chef BB: Tale Of Tails actress Blanca Blanco wore a mini dress as she held up a cooked turkey. ‘Loves, Happy Thanksgiving, and wishing you the best in health during this time. Grateful for you to be part of my journey,’ said the girlfriend of Deer Hunter actor John Savage

Booksmart: 'I'm also thankful for all of you reaching out and supporting my latest project, Breaking The Mold book, which I wrote during the COVID19 lockdown because I felt we all needed a message of hope and inspiration,' she said

Cheers to that: 'And finally, the pre-order link is here via (Link in bio). Releases Jan 2, 2022, but you can order now ❤,' said the author

Booksmart: ‘I’m also thankful for all of you reaching out and supporting my latest project, Breaking The Mold book, which I wrote during the COVID19 lockdown because I felt we all needed a message of hope and inspiration. And finally, the pre-order link is here via (Link in bio). Releases Jan 2, 2022, but you can order now ❤,’ said the author

A fun one: Actress Christina Ricci shared a cut-out picture of a turkey from 'Freddie' asking more people to go vegetarian

A fun one: Actress Christina Ricci shared a cut-out picture of a turkey from ‘Freddie’ asking more people to go vegetarian

Nice one: Lori Harvey said that her boyfriend Michael B Jordan was eating three plates of food

Nice one: Lori Harvey said that her boyfriend Michael B Jordan was eating three plates of food

‘I’m also thankful for all of you reaching out and supporting my latest project, Breaking The Mold book, which I wrote during the COVID19 lockdown because I felt we all needed a message of hope and inspiration. And finally, the pre-order link is here via (Link in bio). Releases Jan 2, 2022, but you can order now ❤.’ 

Molly Sims was seen in a brown dress at her dinner table.  

‘News flash: Hosting doesn’t have to be difficult ✔️Especially with this gorgeous *limited edition* Meiomi x Social Studies Holiday Entertaining Set.

‘Literally your ideal set that includes beautiful dining essentials for a table of four plus three bottles of delicious flavor-forward @meiomiwines (I die for the Pinot Noir). Finally I can host a dinner party without the added stress! It’s a win-win.’ 

Pouring the wine and serving the pie: Molly Sims was seen in a brown dress at her dinner table. 'News flash: Hosting doesn’t have to be difficult ✔️Especially with this gorgeous *limited edition* Meiomi x Social Studies Holiday Entertaining Set'

Pouring the wine and serving the pie: Molly Sims was seen in a brown dress at her dinner table. ‘News flash: Hosting doesn’t have to be difficult ✔️Especially with this gorgeous *limited edition* Meiomi x Social Studies Holiday Entertaining Set’

Ruff life? Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara wore a dress with autumn hues as she had her white dog on her lap

Ruff life? Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara wore a dress with autumn hues as she had her white dog on her lap

Thankful he is healthy: Mark Hoppus from Blink-182 said he had so much to be thankful for as he shared a photo from June. He was halfway through chemo when he had to use the toilet often. And the musician, 49, added if he every complains about something unimportant again, he wants to be shown this photo. These days he feels 'blessed' to be doing better. In September he told fans he was now cancer free

Thankful he is healthy: Mark Hoppus from Blink-182 said he had so much to be thankful for as he shared a photo from June. He was halfway through chemo when he had to use the toilet often. And the musician, 49, added if he every complains about something unimportant again, he wants to be shown this photo. These days he feels ‘blessed’ to be doing better. In September he told fans he was now cancer free

Mark Hoppus from Blink-182 said he had so much to be thankful for as he shared a photo from June. He was halfway through chemo when he had to use the toilet often.

And the musician, 49, added if he every complains about something unimportant again, he wants to be shown this photo.

These days he feels ‘blessed’ to be doing better. In September he told fans he was now cancer free.

Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, gifted a veteran a car on Thanksgiving day, causing the man to burst into tears. 

A giving mood: Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, gifted a veteran a car on Thanksgiving day, causing the man to burst into tears

A giving mood: Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, gifted a veteran a car on Thanksgiving day, causing the man to burst into tears

Danica McKellar was seen with Salma Hayek on a USO tour in Kosovo from 22 years ago.

‘#TBT to Thanksgiving 1999 on an incredible USO tour in Kosovo. My mom came with me on this unforgettable trip, which also included @salmahayek and @_garrettmorris.  

‘I remember countless, eye-opening conversations with stationed young men and women about the work they do to curb violence against the innocent,’ said the TV star who is best known for The Wonder Years.

‘I remember the look of gratitude and warmth everywhere we went, soldiers thanking us for taking the time to fly out, shake hands and sign autographs to help them feel connected to home during the holidays. I remember the simple pleasure of singing “Freddie, My Love” (from the musical Grease) to a large group of beaming soldiers and taking pictures afterwards.’

Silly good fun: Alias actress Jennifer Garner shared a look at her Lego building. She was re-creating the Friendsgiving scene from an episode of Friends

Silly good fun: Alias actress Jennifer Garner shared a look at her Lego building. She was re-creating the Friendsgiving scene from an episode of Friends

Back in the day: Danica McKellar was seen with Salma Hayek on a USO tour in Kosovo from 22 years ago. '#TBT to Thanksgiving 1999 on an incredible USO tour in Kosovo. My mom came with me on this unforgettable trip, which also included @salmahayek and @_garrettmorris

Helping: 'I remember countless, eye-opening conversations with stationed young men and women about the work they do to curb violence against the innocent,' said the TV star who is best known for The Wonder Years

Back in the day: Danica McKellar was seen with Salma Hayek on a USO tour in Kosovo from 22 years ago. ‘#TBT to Thanksgiving 1999 on an incredible USO tour in Kosovo. My mom came with me on this unforgettable trip, which also included @salmahayek and @_garrettmorris’

Good memories: 'I remember the look of gratitude and warmth everywhere we went, soldiers thanking us for taking the time to fly out, shake hands and sign autographs to help them feel connected to home during the holidays. I remember the simple pleasure of singing "Freddie, My Love" (from the musical Grease) to a large group of beaming soldiers and taking pictures afterwards,' she shared

Good memories: ‘I remember the look of gratitude and warmth everywhere we went, soldiers thanking us for taking the time to fly out, shake hands and sign autographs to help them feel connected to home during the holidays. I remember the simple pleasure of singing “Freddie, My Love” (from the musical Grease) to a large group of beaming soldiers and taking pictures afterwards,’ she shared

She then said: ‘Most of all, I remember sitting with them in a large mess hall for Thanksgiving, the gratitude I felt for all of them, and the pride I felt to be American.’

Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara was with her dog as she posed in an autumnal dress. She said she was ready for Thanksgiving. 

Jessica Alba shared a throwback photo as she said she was feeling ‘grateful’ in a new post.

‘Reminiscing on this time last year when @lizzymathis joined @markalba & I to make our famous Jalapeño Turkey! It really is the best in the game. Feeling very grateful & sending everyone so much love ❤️ Happy (early) Thanksgiving y’all.’

Turkey time with this one: Jessica Alba shared a throwback photo as she said she was feeling 'grateful' in a new post

Turkey time with this one: Jessica Alba shared a throwback photo as she said she was feeling ‘grateful’ in a new post

Fancy feast: The wife of Chas Warren added, 'Reminiscing on this time last year when @lizzymathis joined @markalba & I to make our famous Jalapeño Turkey! It really is the best in the game. Feeling very grateful & sending everyone so much love ❤️ Happy (early) Thanksgiving y’all'

Fancy feast: The wife of Chas Warren added, ‘Reminiscing on this time last year when @lizzymathis joined @markalba & I to make our famous Jalapeño Turkey! It really is the best in the game. Feeling very grateful & sending everyone so much love ❤️ Happy (early) Thanksgiving y’all’

Happy Thanksgiving from Dollywood! Dolly Parton shared a flashback photo with her husband since 1966, Carl Dean Thomas

Happy Thanksgiving from Dollywood! Dolly Parton shared a flashback photo with her husband since 1966, Carl Dean Thomas

Jennifer Love Hewitt of Party Of Five and Ghost Whisperer fame was makeup free as she held up a mug with an autumn print. 

The brunette beauty shared that she does a ‘gratitude list’ every year. 

Alec Baldwin also took to social media to wish his followers a Happy Thanksgiving as he posted a graphic with autumn leaves. The star has not been seen much since he accidentally killed the director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, and injured Joel Souza, 48, on the set of Rust, a Western being filmed at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Sante Fe, New Mexico.

The circumstances of the shooting are under investigation. No charges have been filed in regard to the incident.  

Some joy after a very sad year: Alec Baldwin also took to social media to wish his followers a Happy Thanksgiving as he posted a graphic with autumn leaves. The star has not been seen much since he accidentally killed the director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, and injured Joel Souza, 48, on the set of Rust, a Western being filmed at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Sante Fe, New Mexico

Some joy after a very sad year: Alec Baldwin also took to social media to wish his followers a Happy Thanksgiving as he posted a graphic with autumn leaves. The star has not been seen much since he accidentally killed the director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, and injured Joel Souza, 48, on the set of Rust, a Western being filmed at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Sante Fe, New Mexico

Love from Texas: Matthew McConaughey was seen with long brown hair and a baseball cap on backwards as he asked fans to 'give gratitude'

Love from Texas: Matthew McConaughey was seen with long brown hair and a baseball cap on backwards as he asked fans to ‘give gratitude’

Matthew McConaughey was seen with long brown hair and a baseball cap on backwards as he asked fans to ‘give gratitude.’

Keeping Up With The Kardashians producer Kris Jenner posted a quick note on an orange background. 

There were also celebrities at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade which has returned to its pre-pandemic glory.

To her many fans: Keeping Up With The Kardashians producer Kris Jenner posted a quick note on an orange background

To her many fans: Keeping Up With The Kardashians producer Kris Jenner posted a quick note on an orange background

This year’s 95th annual parade will feature 15 giant character balloons, 28 floats, 36 novelty and heritage inflatables, more than 800 clowns, 10 marching bands and nine performance groups and the ever-popular Santa Claus.

Parade rehearsals for performances were underway on Tuesday. NYC residents and tourists watched the pre-parade balloon inflation from noon to 6pm.

The parade is set to broadcast Thursday morning on NBC from 9am to 12pm with hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker.

‘For our 95th celebration, Macy’s has created a spectacle to remember featuring a dazzling array of high-flying balloons, animated floats and incredible performers,’ Will Coss, the executive producer of the parade, said in a statement.

She has a gratitude list: Jennifer Love Hewitt of Party Of Five and Ghost Whisperer fame was makeup free as she held up a mug with an autumn print

She has a gratitude list: Jennifer Love Hewitt of Party Of Five and Ghost Whisperer fame was makeup free as she held up a mug with an autumn print

‘We can’t wait to help New York City and the nation kick-off the holiday season with the return of this cherished tradition.’

This year’s upcoming parade comes after the downsizing of last year’s which had cut thousands of participants, limited the route to one block, and of course requested spectators to watch the anticipated holiday tradition solely on their television screens.

With the increase in adult vaccination rates, everything has mostly returned to normal with the exception of children under 12 being able to participate from the parade as they have just been made eligible to receive the shot.

Back in action: There were also celebrities at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade which has returned to its pre-pandemic glory

Back in action: There were also celebrities at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade which has returned to its pre-pandemic glory

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