At my auto, I told Misha that last year I was able to tell him that he helped me recover from self harm and having an eating disorder. (I also cried at him, and he hugged me.)
This year I told him that he and his character gave me the courage to transition. He fist bumped me. I told him I was 19 days on T and he asked what it would do. “My voice will get lower and I’ll grow facial hair..” He reached out and said “May I?” before stroking my cheek like he would J2. “Nah man, you got nothing yet.” After he signed “James, good luck on your journey” he shook my hand.
When I walked up for my op he said “ok, yes”. I told him to look like a crazy barber and he did this.
Usually after they snap it, you’re done. He grabbed my arm and pulled me back and looked in my eyes. “Congratulations. I read your letter.”
The most validating weekend ever. The Supernatural fandom is the best.