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Thousands of Dollars Have Been Raised to ‘Protect Betty White From 2016’

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As the list of legends, young and old, that 2016 has taken from this Earth continues to grow, one man in South Carolina has taken it upon himself to ensure Betty White makes it into 2017. Demetrios Hrysikos has raised 1,800 and counting via a GoFundMe campaign he started Tuesday after news broke of Carrie Fisher’s death. A strange act from a man for a woman who has not indicated she wants or needs anybody’s help surviving the next three days … but okay, sure, Demetrios.

“If she’s okay with it I will fly to where ever Betty White is and keep her safe till Jan 1 , 2017,” Hrysikos says, though he offers no details on exactly how he plans to protect the 94-year-old actor and comedian. If White declines his help, he says the money will go to a local children’s theater in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Honestly, this all sounds like a very good scam to attempt to hang out with Betty White, and I wish I had thought of it first.

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