Every time ARASHI utters this line, or any line with “thank you”, I wonder if they truly know how many people in this world, not just Japanese fans, would love to personally tell them thank you?
Everyone has their own story on how they became a fan and most of the ones I’ve seen/heard are that they saved them somehow… that they helped them… that they’ve brought happiness into their life, etc. And each story is special and unique.
I can’t imagine how my life would be if I never found them. Even when other people around me just don’t understand why I love them so much, I tell myself that it’s “ok”. They don’t need to understand fully or know my story but know that I probably wouldn’t be the person I am today without them. They’ve really helped me and I can’t express how much I am thankful for that… especially right now. I may not be as active as I was once in the past and have been in other fandoms but no matter what… they’re my rock. They’re a group I know that I can always turn to when I’m having troubles. Right now, they’re helping me deal with another fandom issue and I can’t be more grateful for it. And with that…