ACTOR RYAN REYNOLDS DEMONSTRATES KINDNESS AND GOODWILL AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Reynolds uses social media to connect with fans and friends, including CBC copy editor Amy O'Brian

'I mean it's just completely overwhelming. Makes you want to cry,' Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds says of the quick action taken by Canadians in response to a plea from hockey great, Hayley Wickenheiser, for medical supplies for Canadian front-line health-care workers. (Associated Press)

Ryan Reynolds, perhaps best known for playing salty anti-hero Deadpool on the big screen, has been acting more like a fairy godfather of late.

In addition to donating $1 million US to food banks in Canada and the U.S., and giving a boost to hockey great Hayley Wickenheiser’s campaign to deliver medical supplies to Canadian hospitals, the Vancouver-raised actor has been sprinkling cheer and goodwill across Twitter and Instagram.

With quick wit and compassion, he has been responding to comments and questions from people looking for kindness and humour at a time of fear and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of his Twitter shout-outs last week happened to name me, much to my surprise.

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