Beneath the snark and sass that made him such a perfect Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds seems like a lovely, well-meaning dude.
Take this latest example, when Reynolds shared a Saturday tweet from Deborah Goble, a Canadian Broadcasting Company reporter based in Vancouver. Goble asked her followers for help tracking down a stolen teddy bear that means a lot to its original owner.
The tweet tells the whole story. I dare you not to feel something.
If you see this missing bear in the west end please email [email protected]
It was in a herschel back pack when stolen along with an iPad.
Mara, the owner says it has her mom’s voice inside saying, ‘I love you I’m proud of you, I’ll always be with you. Her mom died last year pic.twitter.com/ipfrzqKXsf
— Deborah Goble (@CBCDeborahGoble) July 25, 2020
Reynolds clearly felt something himself when he saw Goble’s tweet. Instead of simply sharing her message with his 16.2 million followers, he went a step further, offering up a “no questions asked” $5,000 reward for anyone who returns the bear to Mara, its owner.
Scrubs star Zach Braff and Schitt’s Creek co-creator and star Dan Levy also used their platforms to spread the word.
The bear unfortunately hasn’t been found as of this writing on Sunday afternoon. But the swell of support on social media for tracking down the lost teddy has energized Mara’s own investigation, which she’s now documenting on Twitter, complete with a #findmarasbear hashtag and tips email.
Good luck, Mara. We’re all pulling for you and your priceless teddy to be reunited.