In the Florida Keys, animal nonprofits were thrilled to receive thousands of dollars of donations on Jan. 17 due to the “Betty White Challenge,” a nationwide trend.
White, star of the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Golden Girls,” was loved by millions. Her career experienced an unexpected renaissance in 2010 at age 88, due to a Facebook campaign that successfully nabbed her a Saturday Night Live hosting gig. It seemed as though she was going to live forever. Indeed, magazines like People printed special editions celebrating her 100th birthday, which was to be on Jan. 17 … but she passed at age 99, just a few days before the 17th.
White was also a tireless advocate for animals.