You probably remember Hugh Jackman’s awesome troll regarding Ryan Reynolds, who must have worn an ugly Christmas sweater when no one else was. Well, that ugly christmas sweater has raised nearly a million dollars, and it’s for a good cause.
A beautiful Christmas story
Ryan Reynolds helped raise nearly a million dollars to the benefit of the SickKids Foundation, thanks to a campaign of “ugly sweaters” that has gone viral. The actor used his public profile indeed to collect $ 850,000 exactly, and this money donated to the SickKids Foundation will flow back to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, through a campaign of ugly sweaters.
It all goes back, of course, to the farce played on the star by Hugh Jackman et Jake Gyllenhaal. In 2018, the two men convinced Reynolds that everyone was going to a party where the participants wore ugly sweaters. The resulting Instagram photo, which went viral, shows Jackman and Gyllenhaal laughing as Reynolds stands between them, dejected and wearing a ridiculous red and green sweater decorated with a golden bow.
Since the farce, the sweater has become the unofficial brand of the campaign “Help Ryan Help SickKids”, the profits of which are donated to the hospital. And actor Ryan Reynolds recently took to Instagram to announce the success of its initiative in 2021, informing his followers that he had helped raise over $ 850,000 for the hospital. The post, which shows the actor triumphantly (and wearing an ugly Christmas sweater), also held to thank Samsung Canada, which donated $ 100,000 to the cause, and the Toronto Maple Leafs (an ice hockey team), who auctioned off ugly christmas sweaters signed by players.
A beautiful story that ends well, and here it is all the magic of Christmas. And if you want to know how Hugh Jackman previously (again) trolled Ryan Reynolds on his birthday, you can consult our previous article on the subject.