Jennifer Garner’s Recent Instagram Post Captures A Moment So Many Parents Can Relate To

“Why yes, kind sir, we do have Thin Mints.”

Imagine buying your Samoas and Tagalongs from Golden Globe-winning actress and Girl Scout leader Jennifer Garner. If you live in California or follow her on Instagram, perhaps you did just that.


On February 11, Garner posted an Instagram photo of herself selling Girl Scout cookies outside a grocery store, brandishing a sign perhaps written by daughters Violet, 12, and Seraphina, 9. In the candid pic, a man shopping at the store is pointing at her, perhaps recognizing the celebrity in his midst.

"Why yes, kind sir, we do have Thin Mints," the 45-year-old wrote in her caption. "#tistheseason #comeandgetem #whodoesntloveagirlscout."

Garner also offered to sell some of the sweet treats to a select few of her Instagram followers. "While my Girl Scout and Brownie have to sell their own cookies, I did buy a limited number of boxes from them to share with you guys," the Alias alum said in an Instagram story. "So if you truly have no Girl Scout in your life, please send me your order and your address and I will try to hook you up." (She sold out of those boxes in minutes, People reports.)

In 2016, she told Live With Kelly and Michael hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan she had undergone an "intense" training to become a Girl Scout group leader, and is now very serious about her troop's entrepreneurial skills. "I'm the one telling the girls, you know, 'Try to talk about the gluten-free [cookies] because they're a dollar more. Let's have an upsell!' " she said.

And though you might think the troop's customers get starstruck, the reality is just the opposite. "Nobody cares," Garner told Ripa and Strahan. "I'm just there with the troop."

In 2016, the Love, Simon actress told Entertainment Tonight about raising her and ex-husband Ben Affleck's three kids — also including 5-year-old son Samuel — saying she tries to model the personality traits she wants them to display.

"I give it all I can," she said. "I don't think empathy is something you can drill in someone's head. You have to have faith that while your kids can seem to be selfish and concerned only about the word 'mine' sometimes, overall, they are watching you really carefully, and if you care about other people, they will, too."

"I try to be the best version of myself and to have faith that they're watching me as carefully when I do something right as they do when I roll through a stop sign," she added.

With Garner's dedication to the cookie business, we have to imagine Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel will also inherit their famous mom's business savvy, too.

Cover image: Featureflash Photo Agency /


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