33 Reasons To Be Thankful For The Existence Of Tegan And Sara

Today is the duo’s birthday and a great time to reflect on the sheer awesomeness that is their presence on this earth. Bow down.

Thirty-four years ago today, Tegan and Sara came into this world and forever changed it.

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1. Be thankful we not only get Sara in our lives…

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2. …but also Tegan.

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3. And that the two of them work in such lovely harmony.

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4. Let’s be thankful they overcame those awkward teen years.

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5. And bow down to them for staying so humble, even as we grovel at their feet.

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6. Wonder at the fact that Tegan’s smile even EXISTS.

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7. And that Sara’s glass-cutting cheek bones are even a thing.

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Radiating beauty, obviously.

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8. Let us be in awe of their insane sense of style.

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9. And the stunning evolution of their hairstyles.

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10. Let us remember that they proved to the world that a wispy mullet can (sort-of) be pulled off.

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11. But also taught us when to let that mullet go.

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12. The simple fact they part their hair in opposite directions (so we can tell them apart) is something to appreciate.

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13. Frankly, boy bands all over the globe should send thank-you notes for all the hair inspiration.

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14. Twins should thank them for showing everyone just how “twinning” is done.

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15. Thanks to these two, we know these facial expressions are possible.

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16. I don’t know about you, but I’m beside myself that this photo of Tegan holding a koala even exists.

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17. As is the delicate manner in which they consume sweets:

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18. They coordinate with such ease…

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19. …and take selfies better than the rest.

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20. Don’t even start on the fact that Tegan bites her lip.

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21. Or the fact that Sara has a lip-licking habit.

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22. And please, be sure to reflect on the sheer beauty of their musical talent today.

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23. And have respect for their philosophical musings.

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24. They brought these T-shirts into our lives, don’t forget that!

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25. Be beyond grateful that we get to gaze upon their tattoos.

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26. Or their creative dance moves.

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27. And that they sometimes perform with Taylor Swift:

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28. The adorable manner in which they prank each other is an artform.

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29. The same could be said about the way Tegan sits in a car.

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30. Be thankful we have them to inspire us on a daily basis.

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31. And remind us that it’s OK to love who you are.

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32. Realize that their lyrics are pure poetry for any occasion.

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33. And rejoice that they helped so many people sort through confusing feelings growing up.

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Raise a glass to these two perfect beings.

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And hope they never change.

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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