The tributes to the late and legendary Betty White, a native of Illinois, have not stopped. The icon has proved one thing about America, its that if there is one thing we're not divided on it's our love and respect for Betty.

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It seems like over the past few years, especially during this pandemic, social media users felt anxiety any time Betty was trending, yours truly included. It was like everyone in unison held their breath they clicked her hashtag.

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As the end of 2021 drew closer and closer there began talks about Betty White's big 100th birthday, a party that was sure to be epic. This would be so big even you and I would be able to attend, in a roundabout way.

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Recently, she shared her secret to longevity with PEOPLE.

"born a cockeyed optimist" is the key to her upbeat nature. "I got it from my mom, and that never changed," she says. "I always find the positive."

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Sadly, 2021 would let us down one more time before the ball dropped at Times Square. Just hours before 2022 made its grand entrance, we would learn Betty White passed away peacefully in her sleep.

Sweet, sweet tributes.

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I hope Betty White truly felt how much love the world had for her because she deserved it times 100.

Those sweet tributes not only came from love, some are coming from an oven.

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Two Piggly Wiggly's in Kenosha, Wisconsin have rolled out delicious tributes to Betty White in the form of donuts, cookies, and cupcakes.

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These baked goods, ranging from about $1-10, are available through Saturday, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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