Supernatural has encouraged fans to change their lives, from getting “sober for Sam” to escaping a cult to pursuing lifelong dreams. But fans aren’t the only ones who have been changed. The actors who bring the show to life have also found, in the show and its community, inspiration, courage, and the strength to keep going when life seemed too hard.
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“Going through pharmacy school was probably one of the toughest times in my life and TWICE was what always kept my spirits up,” says Misa, a Canadian fan who provides TWICE-specific news and Korean-English interpretation through their account @Misayeon. “I listened to their songs while studying, watched their [live-streams] during breaks, and they just always helped create these carefree moments where you can be happy and stress free. I've been a fan of other K-pop groups in the past, but there's something about TWICE that's special and intrinsic to only them. They're very genuine people and they have a way of radiating joy to others just by being themselves, whether on stage or offstage.”