Today is October 3: if you live for pop culture trivia, you know that means it’sÂ Mean Girls Day. In the iconic 2004 filmÂ Mean Girls, Jonathan Bennett‘s characterÂ Aaron Samuels famously asksÂ Lindsay Lohan‘s characterÂ Cady Heron what day it is, prompting the biggest crush interaction in their relationship that far.
— billboard (@billboard) October 3, 2017
But, I’ll admit it: as much as I loveÂ Mean Girls (don’t we all?), I was getting a little bit sick of seeing the exact same memes and GIFs pop up on social media every single year. To myself, I have thought, “Mean Girls Day? More like Groundhog Day, you feel?” Until this year, when the cast of the legendary comedy have reunited for a great cause.
Instead of just asking what day it is, the cast is now asking, “How can we use this day to help?” Jonathan Bennett, along with former co-starsÂ Lacey Chabert,Â Amanda Seyfried, andÂ Daniel Franzese, created aÂ GoFundMe page to support the victims of this week’s terrible shooting in Las Vegas via the National Compassion Fund.
— Lacey Chabert (@IamLaceyChabert) October 3, 2017
The cast came together to create a fundraising video asking “the groolest fans out there” to donate just $3 (in honor of October 3rd) to help them meet their $300,000 goal today.
“Do something grool today. Let’s hit this goal together. We might not make fetch happen, but we can make this happen,” the GoFundMe page’s tagline cleverly reads.
This is such an amazing idea, and a great way to turn a day that’s already viral into an opportunity to spread awareness and collect funds for those who need it most.
In other incredibleÂ Mean Girls news, a new Broadway production by the same name is officially coming to New York City in 2018. Tickets just went on sale today, and book writerÂ Tina Fey celebrated by meeting friends and handing out cheese fries on this October 3rd holiday.
— Mean Girls Broadway (@MeanGirlsBway) October 3, 2017
Is there anything that unites people more than giving back to those in needÂ AND cheese fries? We think not!