Betty White Would Have Turned 100 Today And People Are Paying Tribute

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Today, January 17, marks what would’ve been Betty White’s 100th Birthday.

The screen legend had a career that spanned across eight decades, including her iconic role as Rose in Golden Girls. She passed away on December 31, 2021.


Now, on what would’ve been her 100th birthday, people are remembering this incredible woman with the #BettyWhiteChallenge, which centres on her love of animals.

One fan posted:

On Betty White’s 100th Birthday, January 17th, everyone should pick a local rescue or animal shelter in your area and donate just $5 in Betty White’s name. Make her 1ooth birthday the movement she deserves.


Many continued to pay their respects on Twitter by donating and sharing pictures of their pets.

One fan wrote:

In honor of #BettyWhite I made a donation to a no-kill cat shelter that I love AND decided that could do more. I will be donating a few hours of my time over the next few weeks to help pet, hold, clean up after and play with cats/kittens. Clementine approves!#BettyWhiteChallenge


Another fan donated to the Nebraska Humane Society:

Happy Birthday Betty White. In honor of your 100th birthday, Cora, Binki, Beau, Bella, Lola, and I decided to donate to the Nebraska Humane Society. #bettywhitechallenge #bettywhite #bekind

Others were quick to point out the Google tribute that shows up when you search ‘Betty White’.

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The search causes your screen to flood with rose petals, with the words ‘thank you for being a friend’ on the screen.

A user shared it to Twitter:

Good morning & Happy Birthday to #BettyWhite Google her name and rose petals float down ”TY for being a friend”  Happy MLK day.


In addition to the online celebrations, there are great in-person events too, with local cinemas in the US screening Betty White: A Celebration.

A description of the film reads:

Our film will provide a way for all who loved her to celebrate her life—and experience what made her such a national treasure.

This celebration of America’s sweetheart is an opportunity to remember Betty White’s amazing life and career. It’s a time to come together and enjoy Betty’s classic moments on The Golden Girls, SNL, Hot in Cleveland, The Proposal, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, among others.

So whether you donate, learn more about her or want to watch one of her many incredible roles, there’s a way for everyone to celebrate this screen icon.

Happy 100th birthday Betty White!

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Shola Lee

Shola Lee began her journalism career while studying for her undergraduate degree at Queen Mary, University of London and Columbia University in New York. She has written for the Columbia Spectator, QM Global Bloggers, CUB Magazine, UniDays, and Warner Brothers' Wizarding World Digital. Recently, Shola took part in the 2021 BAFTA Crew and BBC New Creatives programme before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news, trending stories, and features.

Topics: Celebrity, Betty White, Film and TV, Now, US


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