Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively supporting homeless youth

Lawrence Kim
December 1, 2020

Ryan Reynolds shared a hilarious reaction to an online petition to rename a Vancouver, Canada street after him.

It added: "PLUS technically Ryan Reynolds is Dead (pool)". "Very kind but hard pass", he tweeted. "If traffic sucks everyone will say, "Ryan Reynolds is a mess" or 'Ryan Reynolds is really backed up'".

Then, after Reynolds' response to the petition - which has over 3,000 signatures and counting - the KiSS radio show updated their plea and reacted to the actor's comments.

Ryan Reynolds has been a long-time supporter of Covenant House and truly believes in supporting vulnerable young people.

The public has been supported by Reynolds for quite some time.

Now, they're opening their wallets for at-risk youth in Canada.

The Covenant House, which has been operating for more than 40 years, according to its website, has "helped transform and save the lives" of more than 1 million runaway, trafficked and homeless young people. It also mentions Ryan's initiative to have parkas shipped to children in Nunavut, his endeavour to hire BIPOC staff on set in Vancouver, his $200,000 donation to the Indigenous Women's Leadership Fund and how he used his social media following to help a woman find a teddy bear that featured her late mother's voice after it was stolen earlier this year.

"Covenant House provides love, hope and stability for at-risk youth who've fled physical, emotional and sexual abuse", Reynolds said in a press release.

He said helping Covenant House isn't a donation but rather an investment in empathy and compassion.

As is the case with many charitable organizations, COVID-19 has presented Covenant House with new and evolving challenges, and the organization continues to provide essential services to youth experiencing homelessness. "They are so much more than that trauma. They have so much to offer the world", Reynolds continued.

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