Betty White thanks fans for 'love and support' in final video message


A new post on Betty White's official Facebook page is giving fans a final message from the "Golden Girls" star, who died Dec. 31 just shy of her 100th birthday.

"I just want to thank you all for your love and support over the years," White says in the video. "Thank you so much."

The "Mary Tyler Moore Show" alum added at the end, "Stick around."

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The message, the accompanying post explained, was meant to run on the Emmy winner's social media to celebrate her 100th birthday, which was Jan. 17.

"She was using the occasion of her 100th birthday to celebrate YOU - her fans," the post said. "She knew how lucky she was; she felt the love, and she never took it for granted."

The post also thanked fans for donating in her honor to animal shelters, rescues and causes as part of what became known as the #BettyWhiteChallenge .

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"It's just absolutely amazing how much money all of you raised for the animals through #thebettywhitechallenge. She could never have imagined such an outpouring of love and would have been so grateful to everyone," the post read.

The video, the post concluded, was shared "as a thank from Betty and the animals."

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