I just wanna hear everyone's opinions on why you guys are thankful Hetalia exists and what specifically makes you feel that way. I think the series in general is widely appreciated and sharing each others thoughts on the matter will only create more gratitude. Sappy, I know. But there it is. :)
For me, I'm grateful to Hetalia for bringing so many people from different backgrounds together. I have never seen a fandom do what Hetalia has done in such a short period of time. The magnitude of fans from all over the world is staggering and I always find myself amazed by the sheer numbers. Hetalia Day simply reiterated exactly how much Hetalia has touched the far corners of our globe. People are more interested in their own history and even the history of other nations, which is absolutely wonderful. I don't think Hidekaz had any idea that his little sketchy comic strip would impact the world in such a positive and profound way. ^^ Hetalia has truly given us a glimpse of world peace through each other.
Okay, I'll shut up now so you can guys can take the floor.