With big puppy dog eyes and a smile that rivals the sun, actor Freddie Smith just radiates a natural warmth and sweetness. While he may have gotten his big break on the reboot of 90210, he’s best known for his long-running role as Sonny Kirakis on the soap Days of Our Lives. As one of the most well-known gay characters in daytime history, viewers watched him fall in love, be part of one of daytime television’s legendary gay supercouples, get married in daytime television’s first gay wedding, and look completely adorable interacting with his on-screen baby girl. Despite his young age, he knew just how to bring the right level of realness and depth to his character that had fans young and old rooting for him to come out on top. His earnest and heartfelt portrayal of Sonny even earned him a Daytime Emmy in 2015 for Outstanding Younger Actor. Sure, Freddie may have left DAYS for greener pastures, but he’ll always have a very special place in soap opera history.