On Friday, actor Ryan Reynolds received the Governor General’s Award from Governor General Mary Simon.

The 45-year-old actor from Vancouver is known for his roles in ‘Deadpool’, ‘Green Lantern’ and ‘The Proposal’ among many others.

Reynolds tweeted the news on Saturday morning saying he was a wreck after the award. The tweet also featured a five-minute clip with a short musical performance by Canadian musician Steven Page.

The clip also highlighted organizations such as a Daily Bread food bank and The Hospital for Sick Children where Reynolds has donated in the past alongside his wife, actress Blake Lively.

The last minute of the video shows a teary-eyed Reynolds reacting to the messages, smiling throughout the clip.

“I guess I pulled it off…it was pretty crazy,” Reynolds said.

In June 2020, the Star reported on the many initiatives Reynolds and Lively donated to Canada at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporters include a $200,000 donation to St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia to help establish an Indigenous Women’s Leadership Center.


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