Will Ferrell took on a new role as a campaign volunteer last week, traveling to Georgia to knock on doors for Stacey Abrams, who’s vying to become the nation’s first black woman governor. He also stopped by Kennesaw State University just outside of Atlanta on Friday, where students were hyped to meet the star.
Ferrell, a proud Democrat, wanted to support as many Democratic candidates as possible in the midterm election, according to his wife.
“If there are candidates that I feel really strongly about that are fighting the good fight, whether it be about gun control or the [Brett Kavanaugh] vote, we are there. We want to be active, Viveca Paulin-Ferrell told the Hollywood Reporter earlier this month. “It’s a critical election coming up, and you have to care about it and get young people to care in order to use their power of voting.”
So the couple headed south to talk to voters and encourage young people to volunteer for Abrams’s campaign. College students couldn’t contain their excitement at seeing Ferrell on campus sporting a “Stacey Abrams for governor” T-shirt — every photo shows him surrounded by fans.
“What a pure man,” one student tweeted about the comic actor.
Will Ferrell was on campus today campaigning for Stacey Abrams 👀 pic.twitter.com/Hz2NbUsuFw
— Kennesaw Traditions (@TraditionsGA) October 26, 2018
Will Ferrell is at KSU… what is Friday? pic.twitter.com/5Azdt5dZlw
— Mary Beth Gibbs (@_marybethgibbs_) October 26, 2018
will ferrell says vote for stacey abrams and hooty hoo pic.twitter.com/OkVngdUicx
— ans (@ansleyself14) October 26, 2018
Will Ferrell was literally just at KSU to tell students to vote what a pure man pic.twitter.com/zTfE60Wxv6
— space bunz™️ (@MadelineJStiles) October 26, 2018
was 2 feet away from will ferrell i'm fine ??!!!????? pic.twitter.com/Tb4qm6CIsh
— thư🌵 (@johnmayersanus) October 26, 2018
So I’m leaving class and walk downstairs and suddenly……….. Will Ferrell. Yessir pic.twitter.com/ZSmuDqYOTY
— Hanzo Bridges🦂 (@KingL_Trelle) October 26, 2018
Abrams is in a tight race against Republican Brian Kemp, who is currently serving as Georgia’s secretary of state. Her campaign posted a video to Facebook showing Ferrell handing out campaign stickers at Kennesaw State on Friday.
“We are here, and we’re trying to get people to volunteer for the Stacey Abrams campaign. But I don’t know how to do that,” Ferrell said in the video, after mocking the university’s owl mascot. He then turned to a campaign staffer for help in explaining how knocking on doors and making phone calls can help candidates win elections.
Staffers at the Atlanta radio show The Bert Show were also excited about Ferrell waltzing into the studio on Friday. Host Kristin Klingshirn tweeted that she “shall never recover” from the moment she and Ferrell reenacted a scene from Anchorman.
— The Bert Show (@TheBertShow) October 26, 2018
I’m still shooketh. Thank you to @bertshowbert for the epic surprise this morning. You guys…Will Ferrell and I reenacted a scene from Anchorman together. I shall never recover from this moment. pic.twitter.com/nPJtwTgPbm
— Kristin Klingshirn (@KrisKling) October 26, 2018
Though Ferrell didn’t reveal how many volunteers he recruited, one thing was clear: Many Georgians were thrilled about the opportunity to meet the funnyman.
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