It may be the Fourth of July, and not Thanksgiving, but Anderson Cooper is in an appreciative mood.
The announcement that this CNN anchor is gay was met by a horde of fans and celebrities sending their best wishes and congratulations to the reporter, all recognizing his bravery and well-reasoned statement explaining why he seemed to take so long to exit the closet.
Now, while he continues to travel the globe and do his job as a journalist, Cooper has taken a moment to thank those who have reached out.
"I appreciate all the nice tweets," he Tweeted yesterday. "I am in Botswana working but want to wish everyone a great 4th of July!"
We wish the very same to you, Anderson, and to every single one of our readers!