The Author Of "A Series Of Unfortunate Events" Just Donated $1 Million To Planned Parenthood

    "We’ve been very fortunate, and good fortune should be shared with noble causes," tweeted Daniel Handler.

    American author Daniel Handler, popularly known by his pen name Lemony Snicket, tweeted recently that he and his wife, the illustrator Lisa Brown, have decided to donate $1 million to Planned Parenthood.

    .@lisabrowndraws & I are giving 1 million dollars to @PPFA. We’ve been very fortunate, and good fortune should be shared with noble causes.

    The Planned Parenthood Twitter account replied to Handler's tweet with thanks, and many fans of both Handler and Brown responded in kind.

    @DanielHandler @lisabrowndraws Thank you so much for your support!

    @DanielHandler @lisabrowndraws @PPFA as somebody who has badly needed PP's services, I can't thank you enough.

    @DanielHandler Thank you, on behalf of all the people in my life that have benefited from PP over the years (including myself).

    Lisa Brown told BuzzFeed why the couple decided to donate:

    My husband and I have supported Planned Parenthood for years, for obvious reasons: It's a great organization that has provided top-quality health care for countless women and families in our lives. This year, Planned Parenthood has gone through a series of unfortunate events, and it felt right to make our support more public and more dramatic.

    One Twitter user summed up the situation perfectly:

    @DanielHandler that's a Virtous Financial Decision