Inside Betty White’s incredible acts of kindness

Betty White’s good deeds became known after her death.

Golden Girl Star – whose Hollywood a career spanning nearly nine decades – she was 99 when she died on Friday, and just weeks after her 100th birthday on January 17.


Betty White’s Good Deeds RevealedCredit: Getty
Betty was a big animal lover


Betty was a big animal loverCredit: Rex
Betty White died on New Years Eve


Betty White died on New Years EveCredit: Getty

Since her passing, some of the heroic good deeds that the star has done in her long life have been repeated on the Internet.

One Twitter user known by the name Just Daryl, shared the story of how the star helped the airline before her death.

A user wrote: “When celebrities die, people always talk about how good they were, but with Betty White it’s true.

“My ex was a flight attendant at United. He was working as a transnomer from JFK to LAX when he was called to first grade. While he was preparing the galley, a passenger offered to help him.

“Before he could say anything, the woman took the coffee pot and walked over to the passengers, filling them with cups.

“She brought them into conversation. She brought a pot and they shared a laugh. The passenger was Betty White. “

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However, this is not the only good deed that the star has done in her 99 years.


Back in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit USBetty anonymously donated to the Audubon Aquarium to help move the penguins and sea otters elsewhere.

After her death, the aquarium tweeted: “We’ve lost a conservationist, animal protector and friend. When the penguins and sea otters were evacuated to
[Monterey Aquarium] As for Hurricane Katrina, Betty White paid for the plane to move them. She didn’t ask for fanfare; she just wanted to help.

“Thank you for being a friend,” they added to the Golden Girl mod.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium, where the animals were delivered, also influenced its passage.

“Thank you Betty for your limitless passion for wildlife and for your loving support of the Aquarium’s mission to preserve the ocean from day one,” they wrote.

“We look forward to continuing your legacy of caring and compassion for our living planet — we are grateful to have been a part of your wonderful life.”

Far from the mainstream, White was a pioneer in animal rights, devoting much of her time to saving endangered species and improving animal welfare at the Los Angeles Zoo.

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), a non-profit partner of the Los Angeles Zoo, honored White in a heartfelt statement on Monday. She began working with the zoo in 1966 and joined the GLAZA board of directors in 1974.

“We are incredibly saddened to hear of Betty’s passing this morning and would like to extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends as we collectively mourn the loss of a true legend on and off screen,” wrote Tom Jacobson, President of GLAZA. …

“Her work with the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association spans over five decades, and we are grateful for her lasting friendship, continued animal protection, and tireless commitment to supporting our mission.”


Over the course of more than half a century working with The Eye, White starred and helped create a special 1974 television series called Behind the Scenes at the Zoo, which the nonprofit called “revolutionary at the time,” paying tribute to White for helping “Los Angeles Zoo at homes to thousands of Angelina residents to bring attention to the world-class animal care team. “

Denise M. Verrett, CEO and director of the Los Angeles Zoo, also praised White for her tireless efforts to help the animals and the zoo.

“The legacy of Betty White Ladden will have a lasting impact on all of us here at the Los Angeles Zoo,” Verret said in a statement.

“She was a longtime advocate and friend of the Los Angeles Zoo who protected us and helped strengthen the work we do to conserve wildlife. She cared deeply for all living things, including us. Her loss leaves a big hole in our lives. Hearts.” …

Verrett continued, “The Los Angeles Zoo cannot thank Betty enough for her decades of support, and we share that grief with all of you. Truly, there will never be another person like her. ”

The Los Angeles Zoo previously named at least one of its animals after White.

In 2012, the Newbork orangutan was named Elka after White’s character in Hot in Cleveland, Elka Ostrowski.

Six years ago, White was named Los Angeles Ambassador for Animals for her lifelong work in animal welfare.

She was later named Honorary Zoo Keeper by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Zoo Keeper Association.


Betty White died with her Los Angeles home early Friday morning at age 99.

A source close to the star said that she is not sick and does not fight any ailment. She is believed to have died of natural causes.

Her agent and friend Jeff Witjas said in a statement to PEOPLE: “Even though Betty was about 100 years old, I thought she would live forever.

“I will miss her terribly, as well as the animal world that she loved so much. I don’t think Betty ever feared death because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband, Allen Ludden. She believed that she would be with him again. ”

Fans of the beloved actress have paid tribute to White in the thousands online over the past 24 hours.

Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame also attracted large crowds, with mourners leaving behind candles, flowers, postcards and stuffed animals.

She was 99 years old when she passed away


She was 99 years old when she passed awayCredit: Getty
Betty White dies at 99: Legendary Golden Girls actress passes away as celebrities and fans pay tribute to American icon

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