i wish i could tell you in words how much david tennant means to me… but i’m neither great with words, typing words or expressing my ideas so here’s my attempt: david- thank you for always being known as the man who will stop countless times on his days off to talk with fans whether it be in walmart, the gym, or a local restaraunt; especially when it’s obvious that you’re in a hurry and want to get home to your kids. thank you for being so dedicated to your work that you filmed doctor who the day after your mother passed away from a long battle with cancer—just so that fans wouldn’t have to wait any longer for another episode. thank you for being an excellent husband and parent and not allowing your children to be photographed or discussed in the media; no kid should be forced to deal with that. thank you for always advocating for those at the bottom even when you’re living on the top, your charity work could inspire a whole generation. and I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me personally. watching your funny videos and reading inspirational things you’ve said can get me through anything. they bring me so much joy and happiness every day that i wish for everyone to have someone like you in their lives. thanks to you i have gained countless friends over the last few years. thank you for teaching me that it is worth following your childhood dreams, and not giving up on them—no matter how crazy they are. thank you for proving to me and everyone else that being a geek is nothing to be ashamed of. at the richard ii stage door, thank you for noticing how much effort i put into the fan book i made you when you’ve probably received dozens and then taking your kindness a step further by stopping to talk to me for a minute. you will never know how important that one minute of my life was and you probably thought nothing of doing it for me. and most of all thank you for just being my inspiration to be a better person every day. the world could use so many more david tennants in it, so enjoy your day, because you deserve it. happy birthday david, my hero.