Fans Are Posting Emotional #NotesForDan To Celebrate Daniel Howell's Birthday

11 June 2018, 11:45 | Updated: 11 June 2018, 19:51

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Daniel Howell. Picture: Daniel Howell

By Josh Lee

Today is Daniel Howell's 27th birthday, and fans are celebrating by sharing emotional posts about what the YouTuber means to them.

Shared on Twitter under the hashtags #NotesForDan and #NotesForDaniel, fans have celebrated Dan for helping them through everything from mental illness to bereavements, as well as for being the catalyst for new friendships online and IRL.

Here are some of our favourite #NotesForDan below:

"Burst of happiness"

One fan told of how watching Dan on YouTube gave them "the burst of happiness" they needed to get out of best and get better after struggling with mental illness.

"I'm not alone"

Another fan explained how watching Daniel allowed them to feel more okay about not knowing where they are at life at 19.

"You kept me happy for three years"

Calling Dan "the most inspiring person out there," this fan revealed that it was watching Dan that kept them happy while experiencing problems at school.

"I wouldn't have met one of my closest friends"

This fan thanked Dan for helping them find friendship with other Phans.

"You've changed my life forever"

One fan hoped that they'd get to meet Dan in the future, saying, "I have been struggling with depression and anxiety for many years, and you have made the fight easier."

"You have given me infinite amounts of bravery"

An LGBTQ+ fan thanked Dan for helping them confidently claim their place within the community.

The hashtag, which has been used over 500 times according to Keyhole, was masterminded by a Dan group chat named Dan's Cheerleader Squad, who tweet from @thedcsgc