Daniel Handler is finally trying to make the world a less unfortunate place.
The Jewish author of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and his wife, illustrator Lisa Brown, have pledged a million dollars to Planned Parenthood, Buzzfeed News reports.
Handler, known to readers under the pen-name Lemony Snicket, tweeted out the news on Tuesday afternoon:
.@lisabrowndraws & I are giving 1 million dollars to @PPFA. We’ve been very fortunate, and good fortune should be shared with noble causes.— Daniel Handler (@DanielHandler) September 28, 2015
Planned Parenthood responded with expected glee:
@DanielHandler @lisabrowndraws Thank you so much for your support!— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) September 28, 2015
Brown explained the couple’s commitment to the organization in a statement to Buzzfeed:
“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.”