THIS ‘Heartstopper’ Character Is Inspiring Millions in Different Ways

Published 04/23/2022, 4:30 PM EDT

Movies and TV shows have always inspired people not to just do good but be the best versions of themselves. And Netflix, with its huge library of diversified content, has played a huge role in it. Since its release, continuing on that trajectory, Heartstopper has seemed to help many people in either coming out or finding their preference.

How Heartsopper has impacted the LGBTQ+ community

Even before the release of Heartstopper, we knew that the show wasn’t going to be a conventional show about the LGBTQ+ community, as they were going to focus more on their lives rather than the struggles they faced. But the amount of love that the show is receiving for its portrayal of the community and especially for the character of Nick Nelson is exceptional.

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People are thanking Nick the most because his character inspired many to finally come out in the open and be their real selves.

Here are some of the ways in which people thank Nick:

Nick is helping people to come out

Ever since the show’s premiere on Netflix, fans have flooded Twitter, thanking Kit for his honest portrayal of a young boy trying to find his preference. Nick inspired many to follow his lead and come out to their parents. This effect is not limited to the show.

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Nick has been inspiring people even before getting his live-action debut. As we all know that the Netflix show is an adaptation of the highly popular Alice Oseman books.

So after the show’s release, people have come forward to proudly proclaim how Nick from the book helped them too.

Correct representation of the LGBTQ+ community via Heartstopper

Like we said before, Heartstopper is one of the few shows in the world that have rightly represented the people from the LGBTQ+ community.

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Hence, Twitter is flooded with tweets praising the show for getting the early days of entering the LGBTQ+ community right.

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An extremely relatable character

Another aspect of Nicks’ character that people love is his relatability. People are happy that they finally have a character, who is bisexual and extremely relatable.

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Heartstopper is inspiring a new generation of LGBTQ+ community

Although not all people can immediately come out to their families as Nick did, they surely have been inspired by his story and are optimistic that they can also finally come out to the parents one day. Moreover, Nick and Heartstopper are making many LGBTQ+ individuals accept and love themselves for who they are.

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Heartstopper is available only on Netflix. Meanwhile, let us know in the comments if you liked the first season of the show.

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Baheen Qadri

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Baheen Qadri is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie. Currently, he is pursuing BA in Mass comm Hons from SCMC Pune. He loves binge-watching films and TV series on Netflix.

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