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Father’s Day: Kristin Chenoweth Hopes You’ll Buy a Milkshake, Already

Kristin Chenoweth and a Frosty

Look! It’s totally my heroine, the lovely and talented Kristin Chenoweth, grinning Glee-fully by the Wendy’s Frosty dispenser on Monday, June 13.

According to Hollywood Life, her celebrity benefits a neat cause: for every Frosty they sell this Father’s Day Weekend (today! And tomorrow!), Wendy’s will donate 50 cents to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. So if you aren’t already considering adoption, well, at least think about maybe buying a Frosty this weekend. Frosties are really good with fries.

I’ve always adored Kristin Chenoweth’s talent, but only today I discovered that we are both adopted ([!!!!] and additionally, both raised as Southern Baptists! Help!), so obviously I am all about Chenoweth’s advocacy work. Myself, I was kind of old for being adopted, so I can’t help but admire the Foundation’s mission—a lot of their work focuses on kids in foster care who often tend, too, to be older.

There’s no fun, friendly way to put this, but this weekend really weighs on me: my adoptive dad died exactly one week ago, after a long illness. There! I finally said it, after a suitably wordy intro, to a bunch of anonymous readers. I hope that’s OK.

So in tribute, I feel compelled to remind you that every parent, like every kid, is so, so precious. If you are able, treat your dads, step-dads, and father-figures to plenty of love and hugs and milkshakes today, and tomorrow, and every day.

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  • I’m very sorry for your loss. I loved this article – you are quickly becoming my favorite write here on EB

  • hey chick, i hope today goes well for you. my father passed away three years ago from a semi-lengthy bout with cancer, and fathers day still sucks balls for me. and his birthday is on the 25th of this month. so i feel bad bc i kinda hate on others today. but i really do hope everything goes good today, and any day of course. i am definitely sending some good vibes your way. and also to all the ppl out there who know how it feels.

  • Sucks.
    Really sorry about your Dad Jenn- truly.
    Even though we are random strangers, you should know that I really am sending you love and light.

  • sorry to be insensitive (i’m on a 2 minute break from work and only have time to look at pictures; you know how it goes, gossip hungry people-on-the-go) but WHAT IS UP WITH THIS BROAD’S FACE?! K-Chen, you look like one of them 60 year olds tryin’ to look 30, yuck. plastic surgery is not your friend.