In an interview with Sirius XM, Lively explains how Reynolds reunited her with the best teacher she ever had, a man she calls "Mr. Newbauer."
When the interviewer, Jess Cagle from Entertainment Weekly, asks what this teacher did for Lively, she says,
He put me in a show choir when I couldn't sing or dance. [laughs] No, I was so passionate about it and loved what I did and he saw me and really encouraged me. It's not like he was just looking for the most talented person. He was really looking for the people who really cared and loved what they did and was nurturing whatever he could out of them. He gave me an opportunity when no one else would've and I'm really grateful for that.
Sounds like a bomb teacher, right? Well, apparently, Lively hadn't seen this Mr. Newbauer character in a long time and Ryan Reynolds wanted to fix that. As she explains,
I told Ryan this story so he did something really special for me one year. He went out and found Mr. Newbauer in Illinois and had someone record a video message for me for my birthday from all these people who had meant something in my life. But Mr. Newbauer was one of them and it just meant the world to me that he found him.
Are you dying from sweetness overload yet?! OK, it's official: Ryan Reynolds is the best husband on the planet. Case closed forever.
You can watch the clip from the interview above in which Lively explains how adorable Reynolds truly is.