Actor Ryan Reynolds is gifting graduating students from his Alma Mater, Kitsilano Secondary School, a free large pizza from his favorite local restaurant.
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Reynolds mentioned the gift during his commencement speech for the school’s virtual graduation.
“To this day I’m still friends with so many people I graduated with. So that says something. I’m probably not going to drop any mics here … but I can pass on this little chestnut of wisdom,” he said.”Some of you may consider me successful. I don’t know, some of you may have seen Green Lantern,” he quipped, before adding, “but I’ll tell you this — empathy has gotten me so much farther in not only in my life but in my career.” Reynolds assured that having empathy is “just about the most radical act of ambition that you can ever demonstrate.”
“To my surprise, [empathy] has made me money, friends, priceless memories. It’s allowed me to fully accept and provide love. It’s helped me recognize the mistakes I’ve made and learn from them. And above all, it made me happy. And it’s something I’ll probably be working on my whole life,” he added.
By the end of the video, he shouts out Nat’s Pizzeria and says, “every grad gets one large pizza on me.”