Betty White had a sweet message for her fans in a video she filmed shortly before her death. The legendary actor and comedian died at the end of December at the age of 99.

“I just want to thank you all for your love and support over the years. Thank you very much – and stick around! White said in the clip, which was shared over the weekend on his official website instagram page.

White had planned to share the recorded message with his fans on his 100th birthday on January 17, according to the caption of the video.

“She was taking the opportunity of her 100th birthday to celebrate YOU – her fans,” the caption read in part. “She knew how lucky she was; she felt the love, and she never took it for granted. I think it’s appropriate to post a thank you message from Betty and the animals today.

The recent post on White’s Instagram page, now managed by her assistant, Kiersten Mikelas, also highlighted the success of the #BettyWhiteChallenge.

The viral challenge invited fans to honor White’s memory on what would have been his 100th birthday by donating $5 to a local animal shelter or rescue organization in his name.

“As we continue to see numbers coming in from all over the world, it’s just amazing to see how much money you’ve all raised for animals through #thebettywhitechallenge“, read the recent Instagram post. “She could never have imagined such an outpouring of love and would have (been) so grateful to everyone.”

White was a tireless advocate for animal rights and welfare. In 2010, for example, she worked with the Morris Animal Foundation to create the Betty White Wildlife Rapid Response Fund, which sponsors animal research and helps wildlife in the aftermath of disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

She has also worked closely with guide dog organizations including Guide Dogs for the Blind and The Seeing Eye, making generous donations throughout her life and helping with their fundraisers and campaigns.

White’s assistant shared several photos from the day White’s recent Instagram video was filmed.

“You guys are in luck, it’s a two-post day. Many people have had very strong feelings about the profile picture. So I decided to post what I’m sure is the last picture taken of her. Same day,” Mikelas said captioned a photo she posted last week on Instagram. “After I finished recording the video for the movie. I don’t have a lot of pictures with her, because I never felt like imposing myself since she was always asked to take pictures with people everywhere where we were going. But I asked for 12/20/21 and I’m so glad I did. A wonderful memory of a happy and fun day!”

Mikelas shared another photo of White from that day Facebook, calling the late artist “radiant and beautiful and as happy as ever”.

“She was thrilled to be ‘glamorous’ and to be able to record a message,” Mikelas recently told TODAY.

“She wanted people to see that she was alive and happy and really wanted the opportunity to thank people for supporting her throughout her life and career,” she added. “It was a really special day. There was a lot of laughter and excitement and talk about what kind of animals I was going to collect for his birthday.