So it seems that being an honest-to-God hottie, a very good actor and funnyman, as well as just recently becoming a husband, just isn’t good enough for Ryan Reynolds. He now has given us all one more reason to put him in our Top 10 Favorites. This cutie-pie has a heart of gold, especially when it comes to his dad, who has been living with Parkinson’s for the better half of two decades. To honor his father, as well as to really, truly do something about the cause, he is running the NYC Marathon, in an effort to raise awareness and money for the cause. Aaww! Couldn’t you just squish him? From the Daily Blabber,
“In an open letter to The Huffington Post, the star (he’s now Mr. Scarlett Johannson) says that the exercise regimen is not for the faint of heart. “I am not a runner,” he wrote. “I am a running joke. Waking up at 4:30 a.m. and jogging anywhere from 11 to 23 miles has been nothing short of horrifying.”
But Ryan realizes it’s nothing compared to what his dad has endured.
“I’ve watched my father — a strong and proud person who successfully raised 4 arguably insane children – slowly, cruelly stripped of his independence,” he explained. “Witnessing my Dad suffer over the years galvanized my need to step up,” he goes on. “On November 2nd, I’ll join thousands of other men and women to march in lockstep solidarity toward searing psychic pain and physical humiliation.”
Parkinson’s is a horrible disease and I can’t imagine having to watch one of your loved ones go through it. Ryan just proves time and time again how real he is and what a good heart he has.