The Cast of “Mean Girls” Reunites for an Important Cause

It’s all going down on October 3, A.K.A. #MeanGirlsDay.

Today is October 3: if you live for pop culture trivia, you know that means it’s Mean Girls Day. In the iconic 2004 film Mean Girls, Jonathan Bennett‘s character Aaron Samuels famously asks Lindsay Lohan‘s character Cady Heron what day it is, prompting the biggest crush interaction in their relationship that far.

But, I’ll admit it: as much as I love 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-stars Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, and Daniel Franzese, created a GoFundMe page to support the victims of this week’s terrible shooting in Las Vegas via the National Compassion Fund.

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 incredible 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 writer Tina Fey celebrated by meeting friends and handing out cheese fries on this October 3rd holiday.

Is there anything that unites people more than giving back to those in need AND cheese fries? We think not!

Written by Kristine Hope Kowalski

Kristine is a writer and celebrity entertainment news journalist with a specific obsession with Nickelodeon + Disney Channel shows, boy bands, K-Pop, Broadway, and international series dramas. If she's not writing or tucked away in a good book, she is most likely traveling the world and spamming her friends' Instagram feeds with photos from her adventures. Kristine has a BA in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University (2011), and an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Thought from NYU (2013). She is currently pursuing her second Master's in Journalism at Harvard.