On the 24th April 1967, a General Motors vehicle rolled of the line at the plant in Janesville, Wisconsin.

On the 24th April 1974, somewhere in Toledo, Ohio, a baby boy was born.

Those sound like normal events.

Nobody would have thought that these two moments would change the lives of millions of people
and at the same time create a special family that does not end in blood.

I'm talking about Eric Kripke, without whom Supernatural wouldn't exist,
and, of course, about Baby. Can you imagine Supernatural without Baby? I can't.

The family I'm talking about is our SPNFamily.

Today we celebrate the birthday of both of them.

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Source: Twitter Eric Kripke

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Eric, You inspired so many people! I want to show you appreciation from a few of them:

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Bex made this poem to honor your work:



When Dean no longer sheds a tear,

and Sammy finds his shoe,

when Lucifer reigns in Hell below

and God's back in Heaven too.

When John and Mary live their lives,

and raise their baby boys,

when Cas is full of grace again

and Crowley has no more ploys.

When Bobby gets to keep his wife,

and Ellen still has Jo,

when Jody is just a sheriff

and Chuck an average Joe,

when Jimmy Novak stays with Claire

and Gabriel doesn´t prank,

when Charlie lives her geeky life

and Ketch stays across the bank.

When all of this has come to pass

we hang our heads with woe,

because it means Erik Kripke did not make our favorite show.

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Meagan is another person you inspired.

"Happy Birthday Baby & Eric! Thank you for creating Supernatural. Because of this show and the fandom meaning so much to me, I was inspired to create this beaded bookmark. Hope you enjoy your day!"

BirthdayEricKripkeBaby Megean


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This is Giovanna's drawing of Baby. It's just one of her many awesome Supernatural drawings.

BirthdayEricKripkeBaby DrawingGiovanna
more about her and her art can be found here

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Rianna created several tributes to Baby... out of duct tape! 


Sammy the Metallicar







Impala Interior






Let the End Times Roll

more about her and her art can be found here


Rianna's special birthday message to you:
"Eric, it's impossible to thank you enough for an incredible 15 years in a short Happy Birthday message, but I wish you all the best and look forward to your continued work! Carry on!"

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You inspired Sherri to draw these and so many more incredible drawings.

BirthdayEricKripkeBaby Drawing shr2da1 Eric

BirthdayEricKripkeBaby Drawing shr2da1 Baby
more about her and her Art can be found here

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Cat also loves to draw every aspect of Supernatural.

BirthdayEricKripkeBaby Drawing CatCurl Eric
more about her and her Art can be found here



She also has some birthday wishes:

"To the most important guy in my universe, may you get stuck somewhere fun, have lots of Legos to play with, get to hear some classic rock and have an awesome day! Xx"

"To the most important car in my universe, may you always have army men stuck in your ashtray, Legos in your heating vent, classic rock in the cassette player and Dean behind the wheel!"


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Here are stitch work wishes from Kimm!

BirthdayEricKripkeBaby Kimm



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Brittney made this edit, wants to wish you a 'Happy Birthday!' and is sending much love.

BirthdayEricKripkeBaby Edit Brittney

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Adrianna's sister drew her a picture of Baby for her birthday.

BirthdayEricKripkeBaby Drawing AdriannasSister

Here are her wishes for you.

"Happy Birthday! Thanks for changing our lives <3"

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Joanna would like to say,

"Happy Birthday and thank you for giving us #Supernatural and #WINCHESTERBROTHERS!"



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My friend Stephanie also wants to say some words:
(Side note: we would´t be friends without you. You inspired us to create a group where the members have to create something for a theme each week.)



"Thank you Eric for giving us our #SPNFamily.
Without you, there wouldn´t be this amazing community. I hope have an awesome birthday full of pie and happiness." 



"Happy Birthday Baby! Thanks to you, the #SPNFamily can go anywhere they want."


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Now some words from me:

I want to thank you for creating
Supernatural from the bottom of my heart.
I started to watch it back in 2005. It has been my trusty companion since then.
It was with me in my good times and in my bad.
I was worried when I didn´t know if the show would go on & always happy dancing when the next season got announced.

You also gave me a second forever Family.
I never thought that a show would give me all of this and I know I will cry when the last episode airs.
I will rewatch
Supernatural over and over again, like I always do.

Happy Birthday Eric.
Enjoy your day. I'm sure, even in these times, you will have the best birthday ever.

BirthdayEricKripkeBaby EricME

 

Happy Birthday Baby! Thanks for taking care of our boys and their chosen family, and for giving them a home.

BirthdayEricKripkeBaby BabyME

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Please share your birthday wishes, comments, questions, and reactions below!

Thanks for reading and to everyone who sent me wishes to include here.

Bettina Bier

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