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The day the Padababy was born…Or the tweet heard around the world!

By Aunty sweetondean

I was just heading to the kitchen to feed my dog Harry when I heard Dean yell out “Son of a bitch”, which is how my phone announces I have a message. I grabbed it assuming it was something everyday, only to see that long awaited tweet from @jarpad….. “It’s a boy :)”  

KABOOOOM! Supernatural fandom explodes.

I let out a little squeal and a “Yay!” to no one in particular and quickly texted my friend Hazel. “Padababy is born!” Quick as a flash back, “Yay! OMG!”

I jumped back online. First stop twitter. My entire timeline was filled with the news, to which, of course, I added. Next stop Facebook. My entire timeline was filled with the news, to which, of course, I added.

I then spent the next hour or more gleefully joining in the celebration! 

There was talk about names, weight, size, first photos, hereditary dimples, did the little guy have a mini-moose onesie, does he have flowing locks, did Jared pass out, when would uncle Jensen get a cuddle, did he come out saying “Hey dude, I’m Stanley!" Everyone wanted to know the date, was it the 19
th or had the bub been around for a bit. Everyone wanted to know how Gen went, did everything go as planned, how was she feeling, was she was doing ok. 

Almost instantaneously the Twitter trending commenced. First we trended #WelcomePadababy. Then we trended #UNCLEJENSEN. This one made me laugh out loud and go awwwww at the same time. A tricky combination, but you know, Jensen elicits a myriad of emotions at the best of times! Then we trended #PapaPadalecki. All of these, at some stage, were number 1 on Twitter’s Worldwide trends list. #UNCLEJENSEN and #PapaPadalecki trended at the same time! Bless. Like seriously BLESS!

There was such an outpouring of love that you couldn’t help but get swept up in it. People were tweeting the happy daddy. Cast and crew were tweeting Jared. Cast and crew were tweeting fans. Amy Gumenick said she was a Grandma! And of course everyone was tweeting each other. It was a joyous congratulations to the happy parents and the warmest of welcomes to the newest member of our Supernatural family. I’d never seen anything like it. The love. It was palatable.

It’s moments like these I’m reminded what a family we really are. Sure we have our spats, our little disagreements, but when it comes to the crunch, when it comes to something important, we all come together and have a global group hug! We raise money, we support each other and when one of our own has good, no, great news, we shout it out loud and clear for the whole world to hear.

Last night, I honestly felt like a member of my family had just welcomed a new bub. We were all that happy. And you know what, in a way a member of my family did welcome a new bub, that’s the kind of feelings these guys produce in me. They feel like family and they make me feel like family….my extended family! I was so overly excited; I kind of didn’t know what to do with it! So I tweeted out my joy with the rest of my Supernatural family. It was a lovely and gushy and wonderful.

I honestly couldn’t be happier for Jared and Gen and I was so glad to be able to share that happiness with Supernatural fans from around the world. 

Oh and yes, I did eventually feed Harry. 



# Alice 2012-03-20 20:42
Aww man, sounds like you Aussies had all the fun! I was asleep when the announcement was made, and I slept in until 11 am too since we're on a "staycation" for Spring Break this week. Thanks for sharing your story! This fandom rocks, everywhere.
# sweetondean 2012-03-20 21:11
He really couldn't have timed it better for us Antipodeans! Padababy was trending in Oz for ages!! Ahhh such fun. :D
Far Away Eyes
# Far Away Eyes 2012-03-20 21:56
I was sleeping when it came down, woke at quarter to six, saw the news and sent off a few tweets, then had to work. I missed most of the trending, but I'm hopefully the few tweets I made on my lunch counted towards it.

You're so right. This is a family and I do feel like one of my own family members has brought a new baby into the world. It's joyous news. I do hope that they feel that love.

I played Everybody in honor of the baby. That song just seemed to sum it all up. "Let the love, love, love begin!" Indeed.
# bgeesfan 2012-03-20 22:27
What an amazing article! I felt the same way. I wasn't smart enough to be asleep when the announcement came down so I experienced it firsthand. It truly was amazing.

This Fandom never ceases to amaze me. I have never experienced anything like this before and I doubt I will ever experience anything anywhere close to this ever again. This is so special and I hope not just we, the Fandom, but also the cast and crew of Supernatural realize it, too.

I love Supernatural and I love my Supernatural Fandom Family. There is nothing we as a Fandom can't do. We just are amazing. We are the reason Supernatural has gone 7 seasons and probably will be going for an 8th at least. We, the Fandom. Yes, the writing is amazing. Yes the acting and directing is amazing. Yes our producers and everyone behind the scenes plays a huge part. But we, the Fandom, do not give up. We get our show awards, TV Guide Covers, and we give so much love to the cast and crew...there is nothing like this in the world. What other Fandom raised over $40,000 for one of its stars' to honor the birth of his first baby? What other star would honor our generosity by matching our donation? We are a family, from the fans to the cast and crew.

I am so honored and humbled to be a part of this family!

# SecretWillow 2012-03-20 23:02
I've never been a part of the Twitter community before, but this is one day I sure wish I had been. That would have been an awesome celebration to join in on. As soon as I heard the news I had a huge smile on my face the rest of the day, and my heart felt so full of love and happiness for the new family. This fandom means so much to me, it made my night to read this article. Thank you so much.
# Vanda 2012-03-21 03:07
I had just sat down onthe ouch next to Dean and picked up my phone after it buzzed ... As soon as I looked at the screen & saw the tweet we'd all be waiting to see!!! Bless Jared, Gen & the beautiful new Baby Padlecki.
# Sylvie 2012-03-21 07:46
I don't have a cell phone so obviously I don't tweet, but I saw it announced here yesterday morning. A most hardy supernatural welcome to the little guy, I hope mom is doing well. Congratulations to Jared and Gen.
# magichappening 2012-03-21 19:45
That is so cool! :D Sounds like you guys had a blast! I saw the news on Winchester Bros. yesterday and when I looked today it looks like they have named the small moose-ling: ...So not Stanley then ;-) Wonder if his nickname will be Colt ;-)

So happy for both parents and that mother and baby are doing well. Many, many congratulations to the whole family :-)
# PENNY JAIME 2012-03-22 19:42
Hey, how did you get that on your cell for your text msgs? ( Im sure Harry was thrilled)