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A "Legally Blonde" Writer Says A Line From The Film Stopped A Guy From Harming Himself

"Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy."

Posted on April 6, 2018, at 4:23 p.m. ET

When it comes to Reese Witherspoon's iconic 2001 film Legally Blonde, the one scene emblazoned in the minds of most viewers is probably the "bend and snap" moment.

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Like, shout-out to Elle Woods for teaching us all the correct way to catch a man's attention. She was a true instructor when it came to romantic pursuits.

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But that's not the only feel-good moment that came out of the film. On Friday, Entertainment Weekly spoke to Karen McCullah, one of the film's cowriters, who shared how a line from the movie helped a guy dealing with depression.

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“I got an email from a guy who said that he was really depressed and was about to hurt himself when a friend called and asked him to go dancing,” McCullah told the outlet.

The unnamed man told his friend he didn't want to go out, according to McCullah.

But things took a turn when he hung up the phone and thought about a line from the film: "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy."

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"Happy people just don't shoot their husbands," Witherspoon's character says in the scene, as she defends a fitness instructor who'd been accused of murdering her spouse.

"So he called the friend back, went dancing, had a great time, decided not to kill himself," McCullah said. "And wrote me a letter saying, ‘That line saved my life.'”

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"What an offhand line to end up being so meaningful to someone," McCullah said. "That blew my mind.”

McCullah didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but she did retweet the EW story on Twitter.

The story behind the #LegallyBlonde line that saved one viewer's life... @RWitherspoon @KarenMcCullah1 @KiwiLovesYou

And there's your heartwarming Friday afternoon news story.

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