Jennifer Garner Serenaded Birthday Girl Reese Witherspoon in Full Band Costume

Mar 22, 2018 at 5:38 p.m. ET
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Seriously, whatever did we do to deserve Jennifer Garner in our lives? I mean, do you understand how lucky we are to be alive at the same time as Garner, who regularly thrills us in films like her latest, Love, Simon, and also posts delightful Instagrams of her cooking, cavorting and living her generally sunny life? We're too lucky, folks. We don't know how good we've got it, TBH.

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Speaking of posting delightful Instagrams, Garner added another one to the collection on Thursday afternoon when she posted the following video on her Instagram. The caption indicates this special video is dedicated to her longtime bestie, Reese Witherspoon, whose 42nd birthday was on Thursday. "Hey, @reesewitherspoon! I don't know why you're on my mind today....." Garner wrote to her friend.

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It becomes clear quite quickly that this is no ordinary birthday video, but, well, that's because Garner is no ordinary bestie. Clad in a marching band outfit (immediately, I'm wondering if this is Garner's personal marching band uniform) and carrying a saxophone (again, one has to wonder if this is Garner's personal sax she has stored in her house until she needs it), Garner marches into frame and proceeds to play the jazziest version of "Happy Birthday" you've ever heard in your life. It's honestly hard to resist not breaking out into a smile from ear to ear watching this video, and that's all thanks to Garner.

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As E! News notes in their report of this very momentous Instagram video for Witherspoon, Garner's a lifelong band geek, and this isn't the first time she has mentioned her status as a member of the band-geek crowd. In October 2017, Garner posted a video while she was at a Texas A&M football game where she looked to be in her element as she watched the university's marching band take to the field. Look at those smiling eyes! True #ForeverABandGeek status if ever I saw it, folks.

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While some of Witherspoon's other friends, including her Wrinkle in Time costar Mindy Kaling and Big Little Lies costar Nicole Kidman, posted happy-birthday messages for her on Instagram, there's no contest as far as I'm concerned. Garner totally wins the unofficial competition of sending the best birthday message to Witherspoon. Well done, Garner. Well done.

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