A petition has been launched to name one of Vancouver's streets after the homegrown actor, Ryan Reynolds.
Created by the Kevin and Sonia Show with Tara Jean on 104.9 KiSS RADiO, the Change.org petition is entitled "Name a Vancouver Street After Ryan Reynolds."
In its first 24 hours, the petition to Mayor Kennedy Stewart has gained over 700 signatures.
"Not only has he captured our hearts on the big screen,but his humanitarian efforts have made him a beloved local treasure who encapsulates the best of Vancouverites, and fully deserving of this recognition in his hometown," writes organizer Kevin Lim.
In 2020 alone, the petition notes that the funnyman has contributed a substantial amount of money to local organizations, and also contributed his time and energy to making people's lives better.
Ryan Reynolds in Vancouver
Reynolds and his wife, Blake Lively, made a generous donation to Covenant House in Vancouver and Toronto to support homeless, at-risk, and trafficked youth across the nation. In total, they are donating $250,000 to Covenant House Vancouver and $250,000 to Covenant House Toronto.
Reynolds also donated $200,000 to an Indigenous Women's Leadership Fund, and helped a woman find her treasured stolen teddy bear that contained the voice of her late mother.
The Deadpool star also helped 300 kids get new winter coats in Nunavut, and bought 400 pizzas for local grads who were going to miss their ceremony due to COVID-19.
Earlier this, Reynolds announced a new initiative that would offer selected candidates who are Black, Indigenous, people of colour or people from marginalized and excluded communities the chance to work as trainees on his latest film. He is covering all of the trainees' wages, as well as their travel expenses and accommodation.
The petition adds that he has also "made countless efforts to help cheer up local kids who are going through tough situations with personalized videos and heartfelt messages."
Recently, Reynolds made a young boy's birthday dreams come true in a special birthday video message. Last month, Damien Smith's parents, Tiffanie Trudell and Thomas Smith, asked people on social media to send cards and warm wishes for their son's birthday. The family had recently moved, and the eight-year-old was worried he wouldn't have anyone with him to celebrate.
Not only did the Deadpool star reach out with a warm video, but hundreds of people wrote messages, sent cards, and even drove past the family's home in celebration of the B.C. boy's birthday.
You can view the petition HERE.