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Ryan Reynolds Reacts To Canada's Song About Him

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Ryan Reynolds Reacts To Canada's Song About Him

Ryan Reynolds has never been shy about his love for his homeland Canada, and after receiving a prestigious award this week has no doubt in his mind that Canada loves him too. Watch the video here:


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Reynolds was honoured on Friday with a Governor General's Performing Arts Award, which featured a touching song from Barenaked Ladies co-founder Steven Page titled 'Canada Loves You Back.

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The B.C born star has long been known for his vocal support of his hometown of Vancouver and has always been a firm advocate for Canadian causes, ranging from helping individuals fight cancer and rare diseases to the fight against COVID-19, in addition to supporting food banks, homelessness charities and plenty more.

On Friday he publicized a donation to the Canadian Red Cross for B.C. flood victims and urged fans to follow his lead.

After receiving the award, Reynolds tweeted a video of the new song from Page proclaiming that "Canada loves you back," and thanked his friend for 'wasting this amazing song on me'.

"A genuine Canadian icon, like Shatner or Alex Trebek, you're almost as juicy as Bruno Gerussi and much better known in Quebec," Page sings in one section of the song, performing whilst flanked by fellow Canadians including the aforementioned William Shatner, former Canucks stars Stan Smyl, Henrik and Daniel Sedin, along with a host of other Canadians involved in non-profit and charity sectors.

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Steven Page serenades Ryan Reynolds. Image Credit: Twitter
Steven Page serenades Ryan Reynolds. Image Credit: Twitter

"Of all the Canadian Ryans, you've got to be in our top three. We'll drink American gin when your team in Wales wins and tell everyone you're from B.C.," it continues, referencing Reynolds' purchase of Wrexham AFC and his stake in Aviation Gin.

"You shine a spotlight on the people who might not otherwise get to be seen," Page adds later in the song, promting Reynolds to respond that the performance was "stunning."

"That made me cry. Well, I guess I've made it," he said.

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Reynolds was one of six recipients of this year's Governor General's Performing Arts Award, with fellow winners including actor Catherine O'Hara, best known for her roles in Schitt's Creek and SCTV, among others.

"Ryan Reynolds is one of Canada's most beloved and widely recognized actors", his award listing reads. In a repertoire ranging from TV sitcoms to animated and feature films, he has established himself as a versatile and engaging performer with a charismatic and quirky persona."

"I'm glad I don't have to be dead to experience something like this. I'm so beyond touched right now," he wrote.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Ryan Reynolds, Canada

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