By Samantha Highfill
January 24, 2017 at 02:06 PM EST
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For Supernatural fans, Jan. 24 is a day of celebration. It's the day that Mary and John Winchester had their first son, Dean. And from then on, nothing would be the same (not to mention the amount of pie in the world was about to take a serious hit).

So to celebrate Dean's birthday, Supernatural fans have headed to Twitter, including the man who created the Winchesters: Eric Kripke. He tweeted a happy birthday to wishe. It seems Kripke made a habit of giving characters his wife's birthday as a way to say "I love you."

Jensen Ackles then responded to Kripke, thanking him for "creating the best imaginary friend I have ever known." *Cue the single tear.

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Supernatural returns Thursday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.