We thought it was impressive when one enterprising young girl (and her dad) set up shop right outside a marijuana dispensary in San Diego about a week ago—generating sales of over 300 boxes in just a few hours.
Well, imagine if you had Jennifer Garner—beloved actress and über-mom—hawking your Thin Mints and Tagalongs?
That’s just what happened over the weekend, when Garner posted a photo to her Instagram account showing her in front of a grocery store, holding a giant white-board listing all the varieties of Girl Scout cookies she and her kids were selling. (You’ll also notice that there’s a man pointing at her in the pic, who she gently calls out in her caption.)
“Why yes, kind sir, we do have Thin Mints,” the 45-year-old actress captioned her pic, and she included the hashtags: #tistheseason, #comeandgetem and #whodoesntloveagirlscout.
7 cool school fundraising ideas Garner is mom to Violet (12), Seraphina (9), and Samuel (5), and perhaps more than many other celebrities of her wattage, she’s often photographed doing exactly the same mundane stuff other parents do: pick-up and drop-off, hanging at the playground, and now, hawking cookies on a weekend.
It’s not the first time Garner has shown her dedication to the Girl Scouts. When she was on Live with Kelly and Michael in 2016 she said she sold the cookies with her kid’s troupe, saying she’s “the one telling the girls ‘try to talk about the gluten-free because they’re a dollar more. Let’s have an up-sell!'”
She also noted that she went through what felt like “27 hours of training” to be a troupe leader, although self-deprecatingly called herself a “deadbeat troupe leader.”
No word on just how many cookies Garner sold on behalf of the Girl Scouts over the weekend, but this sweet episode certainly does go to show: Stars! They really are just like us!
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