okay i suck at being sentimental, but happy birthday. i never do birthday shoutouts for my pals or anything but this is so much more important than anything. i love you so much. and i feel like we overuse the term "love", so let me tell you what i think love is.
love is being able to adore a person even after you've been with them for years. love is waking up in the morning and immediately thinking about them. love is having them on your mind when the world is moving on without you. love makes time stop. it makes the planet literally discontinue its movement through space. it makes nothing else matter. its the thing that pulls you out of bed and allows you to even think properly. and sometimes not even that. and most importantly, it makes you happy. it makes you grateful to be alive. i remember i was so depressed. and ive never been the happiest of persons, but i was absolutely a wreck at the time. many thinks were on my mind continuously and never ending. but whenever i saw you on tv, or on any sort of media, everything stopped. people stopped walking in the mall. my dad stopped talking in my house. nothing mattered except for what you had to say. and that is what i experienced. i experienced love for one of the very first times in my life. very few things mean a lot to me. but you are one of them.
happy birthday, Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch. and many more. i love you from the bottom of my heart, or whatever.