After Veep star and award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced that she had breast cancer on Sept. 28, 2017, the internet united in support. Messages have come from friends, family, co-stars, colleagues, and complete strangers — and they’ll absolutely warm your heart.
The latest famous pal to offer their words of encouragement was actor Kevin Spacey. Although he’s not a real-life president, he does play a president on Netflix’s hit series House of Cards. The two recently sat together at the Emmys, so Spacey shared footage of Louis-Dreyfus after her she was announced the winner.
“From one Pres to another, you inspire our nation both on TV & in life. Love to you @OfficialJLD from your seat mate #EmmyDad #BeatCancer,” he tweeted.
The “EmmyDad” hashtag is a reference to the moment during the award ceremony when cameras captured Spacey proudly recording Louis-Dreyfus’ speech. Spacey’s genuine, ear-to-ear smile caused people on Twitter to compare him to a dad taping his child.
Louis-Dreyfus may play a fictional vice president, but a real-life former vice president is still spreading the love. Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted a photo of himself with Louis-Dreyfus from a spoof they collaborated on for the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2014, saying: “We Veeps stick together. Jill and I, and all of the Bidens, are with you, Julia.”
We Veeps stick together. Jill and I, and all of the Bidens, are with you, Julia. pic.twitter.com/JP0c2wtrJ6— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) September 28, 2017
Biden’s life has also been affected by the disease. His oldest son Beau died of brain cancer in 2015.
On a happier note, Jason Alexander, who famously starred alongside Louis-Dreyfus on the comedy Seinfeld tweeted words encouragement, as did Armando Iannucci, the creator of Veep.
@OfficialJLD so sorry you have to go thru this, pal, but I know you will prevail. We are here if/when you need and we love you. ❤️🌈— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) September 29, 2017
It is possible to be dignified and fierce at the same time. I, and millions others, send Julia our love and support. https://t.co/XpVsiQrmj6— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) September 28, 2017
Even the Northwestern University basketball team, of which her youngest son Charlie is a member, gave Louis-Dreyfus a shoutout. She and her long-time husband, Brad Hall, frequently attend the basketball games, and Louis-Dreyfus is known to get pretty into the action!
While Louis-Dreyfus has not released any further details about her breast cancer diagnosis, she has thanked everyone for the kind words through her representative. “Julia is incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and well wishes,” her rep told PEOPLE.
And the actress isn’t the only one who is grateful. Henry Hall, Louis-Dreyfus’ oldest son, shared a heartwarming throwback photo of himself and his mom with his own funny message: “I couldn’t be more thankful for the outpouring of support for my mom yesterday. Here’s a picture of us taken last year. Love to you all.”
I couldn't be more thankful for the outpouring of support for my mom yesterday. Here's a picture of us taken last year. Love to you all. pic.twitter.com/Kd2QrE4Qb4— Henry Hall (@henryhallmusic) September 29, 2017
Moved by not only her son’s words but also those from people on social media, Louis-Dreyfus responded to her son’s tweet, saying: “I’m thankful, too. And also thankful for my dear boy with good manners.”
I'm thankful, too. And also thankful for my dear boy with good manners. https://t.co/l8qH7Sgwvj— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 29, 2017
While we wait to learn more about her condition, we will continue to keep Louis-Dreyfus and her family in our thoughts as we wish her a speedy recovery!
Watch the video below to learn more about Julia Louis-Drefyus’ breast cancer diagnosis.