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28 Reasons Nick Symmonds Is The Most Adorably Awesome Athlete Alive

He’s adorable, he supports LGBT rights in Russia, AND HE HAS A RABBIT NAMED MORTIMER.

1. This is Nick.

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2. Nick is a two-time U.S. Olympic runner and all-around super fast and cool guy.

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3. At the 2013 World Athletics Championships in Moscow, he dedicated his silver medal to his LGBT friends and openly criticized Russia’s “gay propaganda” law.

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“Whether you’re gay, straight, black, white, we all deserve the same rights,” he said.

4. And he’s been an all-around vocal supporter for LGBT rights.

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5. Plus — and this is very important — Nick is also super adorable and gorgeous and beautiful.

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6. He has a literally flawless selfie game.

7. He knows how to take the perfect Snapchat.

8. And he wears running shorts that look like this.

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9. Basically, he has a perfect beautiful face.

10. HE WEARS JORTS.

And his legs look better than your legs will EVER look in jorts.

11. He likes to dress like animals.

12. This is how he eats an “emergency burrito.”

13. And despite his burrito-eating, this is what he and his butt look like while running.

14. And this is what they look like picking up hay.

15. He is capable of growing a beautiful porn ‘stache.

16. And a beautiful, lush beard.

17. He has a 6-year-old rabbit named Mortimer T.R. Symmonds and they are best friends.

T.R. stands for “The Rabbit.” Actually.

18. He looks perfect posing next to a cactus in the middle of the desert.

19. And he looks precious holding up a crab.

20. Basically, he just looks perfect wading in shallow water.

21. And jumping really high.

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22. And standing there and caressing his wonderful hairless legs.

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23. He’s adorable while reading fine literature.

24. And ignoring loud kids on a plane.

25. And dressing as a precious bunny.

26. He is amazing and beautiful and likes ice cream.

28. And in conclusion here he is ruining my life in an adorable panda hat.

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