Jennifer Garner smiles in a marching band uniform


Jennifer Garner shows off her band geek skills to wish Reese Witherspoon a happy birthday

Who knew?


Christine Friar


Posted on Mar 22, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 8:55 pm CDT

Jennifer Garner is continuing her relatability world tour with a special birthday message for pal Reese Witherspoon.

March 22 marks Witherspoon’s 42nd birthday, and Garner thought of a truly personalized way to celebrate: throwing on a high school marching band uniform and playing “Happy Birthday” on the saxophone.

“#happybirthdayfriend,” she wrote, throwing in a sax emoji for good measure.

Not only does the Golden Globe-winner hit every note, she marches off at the end with the form of a seasoned pro.

According to BuzzFeed, fans of the movie 13 Going on 30 might have already seen Garner’s marching band skills in the DVD’s bonus features—but for most of us, this hidden talent is new information.

Sometimes things are just nice.

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*First Published: Mar 22, 2018, 4:20 pm CDT