The innocence and simplicity of the romance between Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace, played by Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley respectively, in "The Fault in Our Stars" is one of the main reasons why fans are yet to come to terms with his death.
Soon after the film released in the U.S. on June 6, a number of female fans took to their Twitter accounts to urge the men in their lives to emulate Augustus, and many wrote that the fictional character will always be their first love.
On July 2, Twitter was once again flooded with messages from fans remembering Augustus, as it turned out to be the death anniversary of the character.
Check out some of the messages below.
Remember when Hazel Said July 14 is the twelve days after Augustus Death? and its july 2 bye RIP Augustus Waters
— Christine (@liveloveCash) July 2, 2014
RIP Augustus Waters you caused us so much pain but so much happiness and i couldn't ask for a better fictional character. thanks John!! — HAPPY 4TH OF JULY (@flawlesselgort) July 2, 2014
Augustus Waters may have just been a fictional character to you but he was most definitely real to me. RIP Augustus Waters.
— volk (@JensDerpBalls) July 2, 2014
— GOD BLESS AMERICA (@dauntlessflames) July 2, 2014
"The Fault in Our Stars" is based John Green's book of the same name, and it narrates the love that develops between two teenage cancer patients who meet at a support group meeting.
They know their days are numbered, yet they let themselves fall in love, and Augustus does everything in his power to make all of Hazel's wishes come true, which includes making a trip to Amsterdam to meet her favorite author.
Since its June 6 release, the film has made nearly $200 million worldwide, and it continues to do well.
Woodley, in an earlier interview, said that the movie has taught her to appreciate the small things in life.
"On this beautiful day, there's kids at home in bed hooked up to chemo machines," Woodley said, according to CNN. "There's no way to justify it. So, really, it taught me a deeper sense of gratitude and a deeper sense of appreciation for these small palpable moments, because they're the only thing that we're guaranteed."