Today in happy Twitter news, we’re completely inspired by the #CelebrateKerry hashtag honoring Kerry Washington.

Started by Scandal fan @oSoBRANDnew earlier today, the hashtag is quickly gaining steam as fans from around the world share why they love the mom-to-be.

Washington was so moved by the gesture, she chimed in, tweeting, “I’m totally blushing and humbled and kinda speechless about the uber sweet #CelebrateKerry hashtag. Thank you guys.”

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Twitter user Dana Williams tweeted, “Because @kerrywashington is, I believe that I can be. Kerry you made me believe in possibility again. Be-you-tiful” while Anne-Marie Clarke added, “For your strength, your drive and ambition. We love and appreciate you.”

Tell us (and @oSoBRANDnew) why you celebrate the 2013 ESSENCE cover star.