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Last Friday, the highly anticipated teen rom-com Love, Simon finally hit theatres. Based on Becky Albertalli’s best-selling YA novel Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, the film follows high school student Simon Spier as he deals with coming out to his friends and family.

The film opened to critical and commercial success, earning a 92 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Even more importantly, Love, Simon has resonated with viewers who don’t often see themselves in leading roles in major studio films. With the film striking a nerve in the gay community, the praise for the rom com has been overwhelming, even inspiring movie goers to come out to their family and friends.

From teens on Twitter to celebrities in Hollywood, here are some of the most heart-warming tweets about Love, Simon.

One user said that after seeing Love, Simon, they found the courage to come out to their parents.

The film even inspired two of its actors to come out.

Many fans of the movie have come out to their own families after watching the film.

That’s the power of seeing yourself on the big screen for the first time.

YouTube star and LGBTQ activist Tyler Oakley was so moved by Love, Simon that he bought out a theatre in his hometown in Michigan to help kids still living there see the film for free.

Writer Dave Holmes shared his experience of seeing Love, Simon in the theatre with his mother. Though he came out 25 years ago, it wasn’t until Holmes’ mother watched the film that she realized she could have been more supportive of her son during that time. Holmes recounted his experience watching the film with his mother in a Twitter thread that shows the importance of seeing even an idealized version of yourself on screen.

Comedian Billy Eichner said he didn’t realize how much he needed a movie with a character he could relate to as a teen until seeing the film now as an adult.

Actor and Broadway star Andrew Rannells brought a group of friends to see the film.

One user pointed out that while there have been a handful of movies with gay leads in the past year, there’s space for these stories and many, many more.

Calvin Stowell works at The Trevor Project and posted a thread explaining why Love, Simon is so important for young gay kids who are terrified to come out to their family and friends.

NSYNC’s Lance Bass has already picked Love, Simon for his 2019 Oscar pool.

Chris Schleicher, a writer for The Mindy Project, pointed out that simply by existing, Love, Simon is already breaking down barriers and giving the gay community the ‘comfort food’ films that straight people have enjoyed en masse for decades.

So yeah, if you haven’t seen Love, Simon, we suggest you do.