Jennifer Garnerknew exactly what to get for the girl who has everything. The actress helped Reese Witherspoon mark her 42nd birthday on Thursday, March 22, with a very special musical tribute on Instagram.
“Hey, @reesewitherspoon! I don’t know why you’re on my mind today . . .,” Garner captioned her video. In the clip, the mother of three — clad in full in a full marching band outfit — plays “Happy Birthday to You” on her saxophone.
The self-proclaimed “band geek” proudly played the alto saxophone at John Adams Junior High in West Virginia.
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“You know when you walk in a parade you have to really smoothly go heel-toe . . . because you don’t want to jostle your instrument. You want a steady gait,” she explained during a 2016 appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers. “You want to key off with the person to your right because you want a straight line. You cannot mess around.”
Garner wasn’t the only one to give Witherspoon a shoutout on her special day. Her Wrinkle in Time costar Mindy Kaling shared a photo from the set, writing: “Happy birthday, queen, You make life so fun!”
Meanwhile, Zoe Salanda tweeted, “Happy Birthday @RWitherspoon! Hope today is as magical as you are!”
When Garner turns 46 next month, she can expect a special message from Witherspoon. Last year the Big Little Lies star posted a throwback picture with the caption: “Here’s looking’ at you, Jen! Happy birthday to my gorgeous friend #JenniferGarner who always laughs at my jokes and my bad dance moves. Love you!”
Witherspoon is currently shooting season 2 of Big Little Lies.