RYAN REYNOLDS’ UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER HELPS RAISE MORE THAN $300K FOR SICKKIDS

More than $300,000 has been raised for Toronto’s SickKids Foundation with a little help from Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds—and his ugly Christmas sweater.

Ryan Reynolds lends his Christmas sweater to patients at SickKids.

TORONTO — More than $300,000 has been raised for Toronto’s SickKids Foundation with a little help from Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds—and his ugly Christmas sweater.

Five days before Christmas, the Vancouver-born star pledged on social media to match all donations made to the foundation before midnight on Dec. 24, up to $100,000.

In order to push the message forward, Reynolds created an animated video featuring a sweater he was tricked into wearing by his fellow actors Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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The video, which was widely circulated on social media, tells the story of a red and green sweater with a large bow that gets passed up by every customer, except for one man who is looking for an outfit for a party that specifies “fun” attire.

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