“Sending you so. much. love.”

Schitt’s Creek star and creator Dan Levy has shown his support to a fan who just came out as gay.

Ellie, from Scotland, was inspired to live authentically after watching an episode of the critically-acclaimed sitcom called Meet the Parents, in which Patrick (Noah Reid) – the boyfriend of Dan’s character David – comes out to his mother and father.

“It’s my favourite… it hits me right here,” she said in the clip. “I was watching it and Patrick has just come out, and I was like wow, I should do that. I watched him come out again, then I rewinded it again and I cried a little bit.”

“But then I was like, ‘I’m gonna do this.’ But I did it, I went downstairs and I did it, I just told my mum that I’m gay.”

Ellie shared that her mother had her suspicions, but was “fine” and “really supportive”, before adding: “I would not have been able to do this without Schitt’s Creek, that show has helped me a lot.”

Dan retweeted the video, saying: “And so I cried. Sending you so. much. love.”

Noah also voiced his support, tweeting, “This is the absolute best! Sending you big” followed by a red heart emoji.

Although Schitt’s Creek is currently at its peak, both critically and commercially, Dan announced earlier this year that he and his father Eugene Levy – who co-created the series together – were ending the show with its upcoming sixth season.

“We are so grateful to have been given the time and creative freedom to tell this story in its totality, concluding with a final chapter that we have envisioned from the very beginning,” they wrote in a joint statement.

“It’s not lost on us what a rare privilege it is in this industry to get to decide when your show should take its final bow. We could never have dreamed that our fans would grow to love and care about these characters in the ways that you have.

“We are all so excited to begin shooting these last fourteen episodes and can’t thank you enough for the overwhelming love and generosity you’ve shown us. We hope you continue to enjoy the rest of our fifth season as we prepare to shoot our sixth!”

Since its premiere in 2015, Schitt’s Creek has received universal acclaim from critics and has been lauded for its portrayal of its LGBTQ characters especially Dan’s character David, who identifies as pansexual.

Earlier this year, the show was finally recognised at the Primetime Emmy Awards, with nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Eugene Levy) and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (O’Hara).

This week, all four leads were nominated for Critics’ Choice Awards.

The sixth and final season of Schitt’s Creek will air 7 January on Pop TV – watch the hilarious trailer below.