Can we just send Dove Cameron a bajillion hugs here?
You have to read what the 19-year-old Liv and Maddie actress wrote to her fans on Instagram. It will make you melt and love her even more:
“Hi loves: so I don’t know how to say any of this in a way that doesn’t sound cheesy, but I want to dedicate my 1000th post to you guys. My fans. AND I wanna talk to you guys for a minute about how much you all mean to me. This might be long and overly emotional, so srry 4 dat in advance.
“This whole ‘having fans’ thing is still a new concept to me. I genuinely still feel funny talking about it, like I’m being full of myself or vain. But you’re here, and you’re real people, and not acknowledging our relationship feels like a disrespect to you guys, more than it feels like humility at this point. We have this undeniable, (seriously there’s so much emotion involved in this) weird special connection that is unlike any other relationship in the world. Because unlike blood family, we chose each other, kind of like friends. But unlike friends, we haven’t met in person and gotten to know each other on a normal, human social setting. I am so overwhelmed by the actual, real, authentic love that I get from strangers on a daily basis. It makes me cry regularly. How powerful must a love like that be to be able to be shared between you and me that we can both feel it without even meeting? I care about you all individually. Isn’t that a little strange?”
“Nothing else in the world is like that. I can’t believe I live a life where I get to put myself out into the world every day, showing you all my most vulnerable moments, capturing it all on camera or stage and letting you all decide how you feel about it/me/my flaws/my successes/my worst moments/my loss/my love/my heart and the stuff in my brain at every moment of the day…and then you all care enough to tell me ‘good job’. And ‘I’m proud of you’ and ‘I love you’ and most of all: ‘You helped me’ or ‘this inspired me’ OR ‘I needed this’. You have no idea what it means to me. Self love is hard. But you all have made me love myself and have helped me through some of the hardest times in my life, already & I’m ONLY 19. WHAT?! And I hope some of the words that I’ve said and some of the things that I’ve done have been able to reach you & touch your heart like you do EVERY DAY with me. And in that way: we are like family. Thank you.”
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