Dear Matt,

I was just another girl in that huge line at Amoeba Music two years ago. I smiled and asked you and Karen, “Can you sign my bow tie?”

"Of course we can sign your bow tie!" You grinned at me.

I know I probably looked completely calm, but I was shaking and my heart was hammering. Meeting you meant so, so, much to me.

Because you don’t know, but saved my life. You, and your Doctor, saved me. Those years were the hardest I’ve ever had to live through. But I had Doctor Who— I had the Doctor and Amy in the TARDIS, and whenever I watched an episode (or had a day-long marathon— too many of those than I’d care to admit, haha), I felt so much better. I could escape, if only for a little while.

So thank you, Matt. Thank you for playing the Doctor. Thank you for those long hours on youtube watching your silly interviews. Thank you for the Christmases where the Doctor Who specials were the perfect present. Thank you (and Karen!) for signing my bow tie. Thank you for for being you. 

I will miss seeing your Doctor, my Doctor, my raggedy man on my television screen. But I can’t wait to see where your acting career takes you.

Love,

Monica.

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