I've been wanting to do this for a while now.
I am about to say something you may have never thought of yourself as.
But you are strong. And you know what? I think you are the strongest of your brothers.
You see, don't you know? You are the butt of the jokes, and take it. You're consistent. You may not have more muscle than Raph, or smarter than Donnie, or better than Leo, but your heart and attitude are better than theirs. You've had friends leave you, deceive you, and hurt you and your family, but you didn't show any signs of sadness. You don't have the emotional roller coasters the others do. You never doubt yourself, or question your actions (though there are times you probably should). You see the good in others, no matter how hard it is for your brothers to see it themselves. You're underestimated, and you're overlooked. Some people don't like you because you're "stupid". Creativity, my friend, is harder to find than book intelligence. One would probably never guess the amount of rejections you've been through.
Best of all, you wear a smile on your face every single day. You carry your team, and bring in some light where needed.
Stay strong, Mikey.
Mikey is my favorite turtle; Leatherhead is my favorite character.
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