Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, and Betty White all starred in the 2009 romantic comedy The Proposal, and it seems they’ve kept in touch since then. Exhibit A: This truly hilarious video Reynolds posted of himself and Bullock for White’s 98th birthday on Friday, January 17. The clip starts with the two actors singing “Happy Birthday” to White back and forth. Then, Reynolds goes rogue and starts a joking rant about how he loves White more than Bullock does.
“What does Sandy do for you every year?” Reynolds quips. “Like, show up and hand-deliver flowers for you wearing nothing but black socks and a dozen gold bracelets? Just like you requested? Doubt it.” Reynolds’s talking is intercut with Bullock still singing “Happy Birthday” like nothing is going on.
Honestly, the video deserves an Oscar. Watch it for yourself, below, because you deserve a little joy.
The Proposal, if you don’t remember, centers on a woman (Bullock) who fakes a relationship with her assistant (Reynolds) in order to avoid being deported back to Canada. Betty White plays Reynolds’s grandmother in the film. It grossed over $317.4 million at the box office and earned Bullock a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.
In an interview with Parade a few years back, White joked that the secret to her long life has been vodka and hot dogs. But she did offer some sage advice for people: “Enjoy life,” she said. “Accentuate the positive, not the negative. It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say, ‘Hey, that was great!’ It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look.”
Having Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock do a sing-off for your birthday certainly counts as “great stuff,” in my opinion.