The late actress Betty White was honored in various ways on what would have been her 100th birthday on Monday.
First, Google bosses paid tribute to White’s performance as Rose Nylund on the beloved sitcom Golden Girls by displaying animated rose petals when fans searched for her name. Accompanying the rose petals is a graphic of the words “Thanks for being a friend”, a reference to the show’s theme song.
On the actress’ Facebook page, her assistant shared what is believed to be the last photo of her before her death, taken on December 20.
“Hello everyone! This is Kiersten. Betty’s assistant. On this special day, I wanted to share this photo of Betty,” she wrote in the caption. “I believe this is one of the last photos of her. She looked radiant and beautiful and as happy as ever. Thank you to all of you who are doing kind things today and every day to make the world a better place.”
On social media, fans of the beloved actress took to the Betty White Challenge, where they encouraged others to contribute to wildlife initiatives, a cause that White sponsored throughout her life.
Finally, fans attended screenings of Betty White: A Celebration, a film that honored The Proposal star’s decades-long career in entertainment. Shot before her death, the feature includes exclusive interviews with the actress, as well as famous friends such as Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno and Carol Burnett .
White died at her Los Angeles home on December 31, six days after suffering a stroke.