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Now, while it's already been a banner year for Ryan Reynolds, what with Fox's Deadpool proving the breakout hit of the year way back in February, that whole "continuing to look like Ryan Reynolds" thing, and an increasingly large pile of awards nominations, it seems that the next few months might just be bringing a whole lot more joy his way. That, at least, is the most obvious takeaway from this past weekend's Critics Choice Awards, which saw Reynolds walk away with awards for Best Actor in a Comedy and Entertainer of the Year. If that trend were to continue — and a shiny new Golden Globes nomination suggests that it might — then we may well see a highly decorated Reynolds emerge, dewy-eyed, into the bright sun of 2017.

As it turns out, though...

Ryan Reynolds May Like Awards, But He Loves Helping Kids Fight Cancer

'Deadpool' [Credit: Fox]
'Deadpool' [Credit: Fox]

That, at any rate, was all that he apparently had on his mind while accepting the aforementioned Entertainer of the Year award. Fair warning: The following speech may prompt welling up, general sobbing, and donations to charities that will use your money to save the lives of children battling a cruel yet beatable disease:

As himself reminded us during his speech, there's far more to than simply being an R-rating on legs — he's a resonant symbol of defiance in the face of cancer, or any other similarly "cowardly, fuckfaced" disease:

"The character had cancer and some of the people that this character resonated with was sick kids. So I would like to dedicate this honor to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the SickKids Foundation of Toronto, two incredible organizations that do so much for so many kids in need. And I’d also like to dedicate this award to the memory of my friends, Conor McGrath and Grace Bowen. They didn’t lose the battle. They started a fight and it’s up to us to finish it."

The big question now, then, is simply how much we all want to see it finished. Both The Make-a-Wish Foundation and SickKids Foundation have some ideas, if you're interested in helping out.

If you still need your heart warmed further, though — and a reminder of just how cruel cancer can be — then look no further.

In the meantime, what do you think? Just how much do you want to hug Ryan Reynolds right now? Let us know below!

(Sources: YouTube)


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