Actress Betty White accepts the favorite TV Icon award during the 2015 People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California on January 7, 2015.
In 2016, a number of the entertainment industry’s top performers. But one man is playing his hand in God.
Spartanburg, South Carolina native Demetrios Hrysikos has started a Gofundme page to protect Betty White, 94, of the grim reaper. On Wednesday, he created the page with a goal to raise $10,000 dollars to defy the Fate, and gives charitable donations to the Spartanburg Little Theater.
The original post said, “Help 2016 catch these hands if it comes anywhere near Betty White! If they are good with it I will fly to where ever Betty White is and hold her firmly until 1 January 2017. Now, in the assumption that they do not want a foreign Greek guard outside her door all money will be donated to the Spartanburg little theatre to help craft new stars of the stage and screen to carry the mantle of the legends that have left this year.”
It has since gone viral and has currently raised more than $6,700.
In Hrysikos last update he said that he was shocked by the outpouring of support as well as the social media reaction.
“I had no idea this would get this big, and there is a lot to take in, but I’m glad that I did. Carrie Fisher as much as Betty was a driving force in this and with the news of her mother’s illness, I would hope that we all keep her and her family in our thoughts.”