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Why Betty White's Snickers Commercial Has The Internet In Tears

Betty White passed away recently, only days before her upcoming 100th birthday. She leaves behind an incredible body of work in show business, from her early days as a pioneering TV comedy star through iconic turns on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls." But younger fans might be thinking of some of her later work, or simply her recent evolution into something of a living internet meme, a phase of her career that was kicked off by a certain candy bar commercial that aired during the Super Bowl in 2010.

We all remember Betty White's Snickers ad, which introduced the brand's "You're Not You When You're Hungry" campaign, and also features a closing gag starring the similarly-aged Abe Vigoda. But now, in the wake of her passing, the commercial seems to carry a new level of emotional significance for many of her grieving fans on social media.

Seeing Betty White take a hard tackle is one of the best ways to honor her memory

While many fans are likely looking to Sue Ann Nivens or Rose Nylund for comfort in this sad time, others are choosing to remember Betty White leaving it all on the football field in her infamous Snickers commercial. One Twitter user named @Carolinas_94 wrote that it was "one of the best commercials ever." Similarly, Twitter user @deesteinzy added, "Snickers needs to run this during the Super Bowl in her memory #BettyWhite." Another fan named @RiannJones wrote, "She will remain the GOAT." 

Everyone seems to agree that Betty White's Snickers commercial is one of the funniest and most memorable ads of the last couple decades, if not all time. Seasoned showbiz veteran that she was, she probably wouldn't want to be remembered solely for a commercial — and thanks to her enduringly funny characters on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Golden Girls," she won't be — but hopefully she would appreciate the outpouring of love the commercial is getting following her departure from our universe.