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There's a GoFundMe to 'help protect Betty White from 2016'

Grim reaper, don't touch Betty White.

Someone wants to make sure 2016 doesn't take Betty White, too. After it was reported that Carrie Fisher died Tuesday, Betty White started trending on Twitter with people warning the grim reaper that he better not touch the 94-year-old actress.

That prompted Demetrios Hrysikos of South Carolina to set up a GoFundMe page to "help protect Betty White from 2016." His plan would be to fly to wherever White is and "keep her safe" until Jan. 1, 2017 – "if she's okay with it."

As of Wednesday morning, the page had surpassed its $2,000 goal.

Hrysikos, though, is realistic with his attempt to keep White alive. He writes that, "assuming she doesn't want a strange Greek standing guard outside her door," all the money will be donated to the Spartanburg Little Theater in South Carolina "to help craft new stars of stage and screen to carry mantle of the legends that have left [us] this year."

In an update on the GoFundMe page, Hrysikos says because 2016 has taken "so many great artists" the theater seemed like a good place for the money to go, adding: "I'd like to think that Betty, Carrie and Bowie would be happy with any proceeds going to that cause, which I assure you it will."

Hrysikos added that he came up with the idea to start the GoFundMe page to "try and put a smile back on some people's faces and do some good."

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