A character on NBC’s Chicago Fire is getting more character development, and specifically as an openly gay man.
Daniel Kyri’s character Darren Ritter was first introduced on the firefighter show in last year’s season. While the character has become a familiar face on the show, he’s only now getting some subtle yet important exploration and development. Namely, by mentioning, while at Lieutenant Christopher Hermann’s bar, that he has a boyfriend.
We need to meet Ritter's boyfriend ASAP. pic.twitter.com/TZj0vBt4lB
— One Chicago (@NBCOneChicago) October 5, 2019
After watching the above scene, many fans took to Twitter to share their excitement at the reveal.
👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾come on libra fam, proud of you and this work
— drea the vibe dealer (@dreavibedealer) October 3, 2019
— Jesse Ellyn Zeidman (@JesseEllyn) October 3, 2019
I literally cheered 😭😭😭 https://t.co/XR9iWgnKVi
— Deanna ◟̽◞̽ 🏳️🌈 (@heyyaD) October 3, 2019
We love you, Ritter! So glad you can be your full, wonderful self with us. ❤️
Now it's time to celebrate! #ChicagoFire
— One Chicago (@NBCOneChicago) October 3, 2019
Gay, straight,Bisexual..it doesn’t really matter, everyone at 51 is family! Loved the latest episode..especially the scene between Ritter and Hermann 💕❤️💕❤️ @danielkyri @DavidEigenberg @NBCChicagoFire pic.twitter.com/iEsDmJNwH0
— OneChicago lover❤️ (@rachelcouttsx1) October 3, 2019
Of course, there were some haters among the bunch, but they were in the minority.
How someone can say they don’t “agree” with another person’s humanity baffles me. What a moronic concept. That any human being needs your permission or acceptance to BE human.
— Daniel Kyri (@danielkyri) October 5, 2019
Now that we have this important information, fans of Chicago Fire have one thing on their minds. What does the boyfriend look like?
My heart is full ❤️❤️ question now is do we get to see this mystery boyfriend of yours anytime soon???
— 🅂🄰🅅🄰🄽🄽🄰🄷⭐️🅁🄰🄴 (@the_savannahrae) October 3, 2019