Proving that she still has some of the “America’s sweetheart” magic in her smile, Reese Witherspoon decided to respond to a woman’s email about her sick 4-year old son in the best way possible. According to this woman named Julie, her son Will is “putting up a very tough fight against cancer in the Midwest,” and one of the only things that makes him happy in his hospital bed is when Legally Blonde comes on TV and he gets to see the “Pink Girl.” As Witherspoon wrote on her YouTube post:
The email read “Legally Blonde is on the hospital TV and Will has been watching it, like four times a day. When he feels good enough to want something, he wants Legos and “The Pink Girl”. He finds comfort in it and loves the Pink Lady. So, if anyone knows Reese Witherspoon, and she would be willing to take a picture of herself holding a note that says “TeamWill”, or any other shout out that she can dream up, she would give a little four year old boy fighting cancer (and even more so his mom) a big pick-me-up. Hop on the bandwagon and join #Teamwill Reese?”
If the cynic in you thinks this all sounds a little wonky because of the vagueness of the details, it’s only because Witherspoon says she left last names and other personal details out of the message “out of respect to the family.” Otherwise, the actress is hoping to ride some of that hashtag awareness lightning in sending this young boy some positive vibes from around the country, and there’s never anything wrong with that.
#TeamWill This is for one of the strongest little four-year-olds I can imagine. Will – I hear that you’re fighting so hard and strong against cancer and that in the hospital you’ve been watching a lot of Legally Blonde and loving it. I hope it makes you laugh! I wanted you to know that I made this sign in your honor – and I’m sending a big big hug and my hope and prayers. Just know – I’m a really big fan of YOURS! PS anyone else – feel free to make your own sign for Will and post it with the hashtag #TeamWill so he can see it….I’m sure he’d love that!
Let’s just hope that Julie skips Little Nicky if it comes on the hospital TV next, because nobody needs to be reminded of that one.