Ryan Reynolds is the gift that keeps on giving.
The Vancouver-born and globally-beloved celebrity has brought many memorable moments upon the city. So, at a time of reflection and looking back at the past year, here are the best Ryan Reynolds moments of 2022.
The year began with Ottawa heavily considering naming a street after the actor. Reynolds seemingly played along, despite giving a "hard pass" to a Vancouver petition that aimed to achieve the same thing.
A month later, the actor shared a glimpse of his latest movie The Adam Project which filmed extensively around B.C. To commemorate the film's success on Netflix, Vancouver Is Awesome's Editor-In-Chief, Bob Kronbauer, trekked to 10 of the movie's filming locations around the province.
During the actor's time in his hometown, one Vancouver restaurant received a second shout-out from Reynolds along with the honourable title of being his "favourite in the world." That restaurant is none other than long-standing Kerrisdale Greek restaurant Minerva, which he admitted to have frequented with Blake Lively three times in one week.
Shortly after, the celebrity couple was set to host the annual Met Gala along with Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Reynolds proved he was husband goals at the gala. In 2022, the couple also announced that they're expecting a new addition to their family.
Come around April Fools' Day, the Vancouverite was declared a "national treasure." He was also described as a "quintuple threat" by Scouts Canada.
When chatter about the new Canadian $20 bill gained traction online, Reynolds chimed in, fully supporting printing John Candy on the new currency. This isn't the first time the actor proved he was a Candy fan.
Reynolds also had to dispel some online rumours this year, such as family friend Taylor Swift accidentally revealing his and Blake's unborn child's name and Swift making an appearance in the latest Deadpool movie.
Over the summer, the actor rekindled his bromance with Hugh Jackman in an adorable TikTok. Meanwhile, V.I.A. made a detailed Ryan Reynolds guide to Vancouver (in a not creepy way of course).
The beloved funnyman is known to offer a helping hand to fellow Vancouverites. This year, he's given shout-outs to a local photographer and to his favourite "Vancity" business, and, alongside Lively, will be matching donations to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank over the holidays.
One Vancouverite even tried to bribe Reynolds into giving him a social media shout-out (it was for a good cause).
The celebrity has also tapped fellow Vancouverite Seth Rogen for the SickKids Foundation holiday campaign, where Rogen stars as a talking ugly sweater.
Despite his enthusiasm to help his hometown's locals, Reynolds didn't respond to their pleas as Vancouver hockey fans begged him to "save the Canucks" after he confirmed his interest in buying the Ottawa Senators.
Lastly, let's not forget the iconic moment when Canadian superstar Shania Twain called out the Vancouver actor at the People's Choice Awards.