Some Bloke’s Started A GoFundMe To Protect Betty White From 2016’s Shit

The prevailing rhetoric in the final few weeks of this year has been that 2016 was a royal fuck up.

It’s understandable. We have, as a peoples, experienced some heavy blows this revolution ’round the sun.
The United States of America elected a Dorito as their leader and Brexit actually happened. But what’s been most devastating (from a pop-culture aspect, at least)? The seemingly non-stop loss of our heroes.
Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman, Gene Wilder, Muhammad Ali, Harper Lee, George Michael and Carrie Fisher are just a few of the hugely influential figures we laid to rest this year.
And while there’s only two and a half days left of the year, anything is possible. 
That’s why some bloke has set up a GoFundMe page in an attempt to make sure 2016 keeps its filthy mitts off our fave 94-year-old, Betty White.
Set up by a South Carolina man by the name of Demetrios Hrysikos, the page’s aim is to raise funds so that he can travel to wherever White is and ensure she is safe from 2016’s wrath. The page description reads:
“Help 2016 catch these hands if it goes anywhere near Betty White! If she’s okay with it I will fly to where ever Betty White is and keep her safe till Jan 1 , 2017. 

Now , assuming she doesn’t want a strange Greek standing gaurd outside her door all monies will be donated to the Spartanburg little theater to help craft new stars of stage and screen to carry mantle of the legends that have left is this year.”
The fact that Hrysikos is using the page to gain funds for his local theatre is genius and far more effective use of time than just whinging about the year’s shitness. At time of writing, the page has raised $4,272, donated by a generous 409 Betty lovers.
While we’re sure the gem could damn well take care of herself, the page is a right laff and a cute way of bringing some joy to an otherwise unwell year.
Source: Mental Floss
Photo: Vincent Sandoval / Getty.