Josh Gad Shares Poignant Post, Expresses “Helpless” Feeling to Fans

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As war rages between Russia and Ukraine after President Vladimir Putin’s troops invaded the smaller nation on February 24, 2022, people around the globe have been closely following the news surrounding the ongoing conflict.

In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the nation on a live TV broadcast in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. President Zelenskyy has told the nation that Ukraine is "not afraid of anyone or anything." He spoke during a chaotic day in which Russia appeared to be moving closer to an invasion, with President Vladimir Putin recognizing separatist regions of eastern Ukraine and then ordering forces there.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky — himself a former comedian and actor — and the Ukrainian people are being hailed as heroes worldwide as they staunchly defend their country against the Russian invaders.

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Numerous celebrities, unsurprisingly, have weighed in on the situation, expressing support for Ukrainian freedom. Now, Frozen star Josh Gad is the latest to share a poignant post. Gad took to Twitter to share a video of a young Ukrainian girl singing “Let It Go” in a shelter:

My heart is overwhelmed. These poor children. These poor people. I want to hug and protect this and every other child in danger right now and I feel helpless.

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Elsa voice actress — and the original performer of “Let It Go” — also shared the video, writing:

We see you. We really, really see you.

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You can get the latest updates from Ukraine’s official Twitter page.

The Walt Disney Company was the first movie studio to ban releases in Russia as troops continue their invasion. The company’s statement reads:

“Given the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the tragic humanitarian crisis, we are pausing the release of theatrical films in Russia, including the upcoming ‘Turning Red’ from Pixar,” the company said in a statement Monday. “We will make future business decisions based on the evolving situation.

More on Frozen (2013)

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The official description of Frozen reads:

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, will the trio find Elsa in time to save Arendelle?

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