All My Children and One Life to Live have survived cancellation. They now live on Hulu with all-new episodes continuing their stories, with 30 minutes of content and no commercials. (Soaps on TV were an hour of running time, but only 36 minutes of content.)
I don’t watch soaps, but this is a feel-good story of fandom and the love of story arcs. Plus a lot of stubborn, mixed with adaptability.
If you have relatives who are long-time soap fans but don’t get on the Internet, you might want to find out if they know about this and help them out with access.