‘Schitt’s Creek’ Cast Breaks Down In Tears Reading Thank You Letter By Moms Of LGBTQ Kids

A group of more than 1,800 mothers of LGBTQ kids wrote an emotional letter addressed to the cast, crew and writers of “Schitt’s Creek,” thanking them for the show’s hopeful message of acceptance.

The letter, signed by a “large, private Facebook group called ‘Serendipity Doo-Dah for Moms,” was read out loud by co-star Noah Reid during a roundtable with six of his castmates, which prompted an all-out emotional outburst in the room.

The show’s co-creator and star, Dan Levy, was overcome with emotion and broke down in tears after taking just one look at the letter.

“Your commitment to represent love and tolerance in your show is so important to families like ours,” the letter read. “Your willingness to explore, inform and educate about LGBTQ people and their relationships in an entertaining but respectful and positive manner sets a tone that is often missing.”

It continued: “You have created new ways for queer viewers to see themselves represented, and in its own way, that is just as important as the battles we are still fighting. Therefore, the work you have all done on Schitt’s Creek has encouraged us greatly and given us hope about the future for our kids.”

“We sincerely believe,” the letter continued, “that shows like Schitt’s Creek will serve as a catalyst to help change the world into a kinder, safer more loving place for all LGBTQ people to live, and because of that, we will remain forever grateful. You’ve made a lot of mamma bears happy and as a result, you have a whole bunch of fans forever.”

By the time Reid had finished reading the letter, the entire cast was teared up.

Last year, the world’s largest LGBTQ media organization, GLAAD, awarded the openly gay Levy with its Davidson/Valentini Award, which is given to someone who “has made a significant difference in promoting acceptance for the LGBTQ community.”