Please join us in congratulating THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS alum Daniel Goddard (ex-Cane) who became an American citizen on March 18! “I believe in America!” he shared on Instagram. “I just wanted to share that, last Thursday, after years of waiting, I was finally given the opportunity and blessing to go and sit my US citizenship test! And… I passed! As an immigrant, who came to this magnificent country in search of his dreams I am so proud to become a citizen of this great land.
“I love this country so very much,” Goddard added. “Just like I love Australia. I will always be Australian… it’s who I am at my core. It governs the way I see things, it colors my sense of humor, and it shapes the way I feel about so many different aspects of my life. But here I am now living in America. In this beautiful, majestic country that has given me so very much. From my family to an opportunity to fulfill my dreams… to you. It, and you, have made me feel so welcome and very loved!”
Unfortunately, due to current events, Goddard won’t be able to fully complete this impressive achievement yet. “March 19 was supposed to be my swearing-in ceremony… but because of the Coronavirus, it has been indefinitely postponed. Nevertheless, tomorrow, irrespective of not being able to raise my hand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance, I will still feel like an American.”
Congratulations to Goddard for passing his citizenship test, and welcome to America! For more on your favorite Y&R stars — past and present — keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.