Ashley Rey
October 28, 2017 9:15 am
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Singer and songwriter Teddy Geiger is transitioning, and the response to the news is making our hearts grow. The artist opened up about their transition (Teddy hasn’t shared any preferred pronouns yet) on Instagram after a fan inquired about their changing appearance. And since then, fans have been hugely supportive.

You may remember Teddy as the 2006 TRL staple who lit up charts with their hit “For You I Will.” And over the past few years, Teddy has been responsible for penning a ton of beloved One Direction songs, as well as Shawn Mendes’ major hit “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back.” And today, the talent is hard at work, collaborating with Shawn on his next studio project.

Throughout their career, Teddy has lent their talents to some of the most unforgettable soundtracks to our love lives. It’s only right that the safe space Teddy has cultivated over the years reciprocated all of the love right back.

Teddy Geiger dropped some of the details surrounding their transition in the Instagram comment section.

Teddy didn’t turn to their publicist to give the news in some fancy press release. Instead, they used a fan’s question as the perfect pivot moment to share the news. And then, they shared that comment with the rest of us.

Also showing his support for the artist was Shawn Mendes. J-14 noticed that the “Stitches” singer left two comments filled with multiple red hearts, and “[I] love you’s.” Who else is totally bursting at the seams with happiness and joy?

It’s always wonderful to see people living out loud. Here’s hoping Teddy continues to do so with honor and pride.

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