1. When Daryl slings a crossbow over his shoulder, the heavens part and a blinding white light of sexual heat appears.
2. But even when the heavens don’t part, his arm muscles flex and bring all the zombies to the yard.
4. Other times, his hair flutters slightly in the wind and I black out a little.
5. Occasionally he shoots a gun of awesome through our heads, and that is also super-hot.
6. He’s a man who makes threats so confidently that it actually makes my heart race in delicious fear.
9. And knows what’s really important* during a zombie apocalypse.
10. He’s fiercely loyal, especially when it comes to family. (Hello, marriage material!)
11. And even if it seems like all Daryl does is kill, kill, kill, then pose like some manic Greek god…
12. …the truth is, he has a super-soft side when it comes to protecting those who need it most.
Just look at him feeding Rick’s daughter, Little Ass-Kicker!
13. And isn’t afraid to put his life in danger if it means saving someone else’s. Swoon.
Remember how long he held out hope for Sophia?!