Ryan Reynolds urges people to stay home and count on celebrities in hilarious PSA

Lizzy Buczak
March 24, 2020 - 12:05 pm
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Ryan Reynolds still has his sense of humor while in quarantine.

The actor posted a comical video on Twitter Monday shouting out the real heroes of the pandemic – celebrities.

"We need to work to flatten the curve and fight off COVID-19. I think in times of crisis, I think we all know that it's the celebrities we count on most. They're the ones that are going to get us through this,” he said.

He added: "Right after healthcare workers, of course. First responders. People who work in essential services. Ping pong players. Mannequins, they're great. Childhood imaginary friends, sure. Like 400 other types of people."

The actor’s comments came after Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, whose wife tested positive for the virus, called on him to encourage people to “stay home and save lives" in a Twitter chain.

"COVID-19 is hitting hard all around the world and right across the country, everyone needs to step up to fight against the virus," Trudeau said from his self-quarantine at home.

"And to protect the health care workers who are working so hard to keep us all safe. You need to stay home. And so do your friends and family members. Help spread the word with your own video - and tag your friends to remind them to stay home too. And together, we can #PlankTheCurve. @MichaelBuble and @VancityReynolds- can you help? #StayAtHomeSaveLives,” he wrote.

Taking a more serious approach, Reynolds did encourage people to "stay at home, practice social distancing, wash your hands, we are going to get through this thing together."

He then tagged Seth Rogan to highlight the importance of social distancing.

Rogan accepted the Twitter challenge writing: "Hello this is Seth Rogan, I'm in my bunker where I've emptied out all my hoarded toilet paper and Purell to record this message... Ryan Reynolds nominated me to help spread the word to Canadians to help #PlanTheCurve. Stay inside, wash your hands, just don't leave the house. There are worse things you could be asked to do."

Reynolds and his wife, Blake Lively, also donated $1 million to two organizations: Feeding America and Food Banks Canada, during the outbreak.

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