With today's news that Amanda Bynes may face one year of involuntary confinement, the former child star's struggles with mental illness seem more tragically real than ever before.
Several celebrities have offered thoughts, prayers, and words of encouragement to Amanda and her family. Thus far, the support has mostly come from former co-stars, such as Nick Cannon, who spoke about Bynes in glowing terms during a recent interview.
Now, famous old-school Nickelodeon fans who have never even met Bynes are publicly singing the actress' praises and expressing their hopes that she's one day able to return to the career that made her a star.
In her continued campaign to prove she's the coolest model that ever lived, Chrissy Teigen stopped bashing Ariana Grande long enough yesterday to gush about Amanda yesterday:
"Amanda and I are the same age," said Chrissy in an interview with E! "I grew up watching her and really looking up to her and for me, to see this path that's happening and to watch it, it's really kind of affecting me in ways that I didn't think it would."
"I obviously don't know her at all, but I want to bring her back and I want to make her happy and healthy for some reason and she's not there and we can't do anything to help so it kind of sucks."
Wow. Chrissy seems pretty genuine in her affection for Amanda. Like so many of us, she's obviously hoping that Amanda can get the help she needs without having to be confined to a psychiatric care center for the next 12 months.
Imagine if after all this Amanda was able to return to acting? That would be a comeback to put Robert Downey, Jr. to shame.