Betty White Trending on Social Media as She Turns 97!

Betty White. Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9885449cr)

Hearts raced on Wednesday when Betty White was one of the top items trending on Twitter.

The appearance of a celebrity’s name amongst the list usually signifies something bad, and at Betty’s age, it would be forgiven for thinking the worst…

Instead, the Twitterverse has the Golden Girls actress in their thoughts for a much happier reason.

On the 17th of January, the actress tuned a not-to-be-scoffed-at 97 years old!

The national treasure celebrated her big day in style — surrounded by close friends for a poker evening, complete with cake.

She also received a birthday wish from one of her “exes”.

“I don’t usually talk about ex-girlfriends. But Betty’s special. Happy Birthday to the one and only, @BettyMWhite,” joked Ryan Reynolds who starred with the nonagenarian on 2009’s The Proposal.

When previously asked for the secret to her longevity, Betty replied, “Vodka and hotdogs. Probably in that order!”

Here’s to 97 more, Betty!