Community·Posted on Jul 1, 2021These 11 Wholesome Male TV Characters Are Actually The Best And I Will Not Be Accepting Anything OtherwiseSpencer Shay has always understood the assignment.by beananddogCommunity ContributorApproved and edited by BuzzFeed Community TeamFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Chidi Anagonye, The Good Place NBC The poor man went from being constantly paralyzed by worry that his actions would negatively affect someone to being a crucial part of fixing a system damning everyone on earth to eternal torture, and still retained his consideration and kindness. Your MCM could never. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC/Giphy 2. Ted Mullins, Schitt's Creek CBC/ Pop We love a man who loves puns. We love a man who loves animals. We love Ted Mullins. Ted is a truly sweet man with a kind heart. He accepts the Roses exactly as they are, and nothing shows his selflessness more than his respectful acceptance of Alexis deciding not to move to the Galapagos with him. He cared enough about her to understand that it didn’t mean Alexis didn’t love him, and showed her nothing but support in choosing to focus on her own personal growth. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF SchittsCreek/CBC/Giphy 3. Bow, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Netflix Listen, if you haven’t watched this series, go do it now. The writing and representation are nothing less than superb, and I’m not ashamed to admit it took about four consecutive rewatches before I had my fill. Never before has a character so embodied the spirit of true friendship. This brave and clever inventor is the kind of friend everyone should have. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Netflix/Giphy 4. Spencer Shay, iCarly Paramount+ Maybe I’m just riding the nostalgia train with the iCarly reboot, but Spencer is just a big, lovable goofball. He’s always there for Carly and her friends, and even though he’s 26 in the original — a time when a lot of people are embracing their freedom and exploring the world around them — he never sees Carly as a burden. Sibling relationships this strong are rare. Plus, you gotta love someone being so unapologetically themselves! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF nickrewind/Giphy 5. Ben Wyatt, Parks & Recreation NBC In all his roles in the government (YES THAT INCLUDES HIS STINT AS MAYOR), Ben Wyatt was always striving for something better for the people he loves. The depth of his love for Leslie leaps through the screen, and he always goes the extra mile for his friends. And who doesn’t stan the creator of the Cones of Dunshire?! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF peacock / NBC/Giphy 6. Sokka, Avatar: The Last Airbender Nickelodeon Sokka matures so much over the course of the show, and repeatedly demonstrates a humility and willingness to admit when he’s wrong and learn from his mistakes. He’s deeply protective of his friends and family, and his lack of bending abilities never discourages him. When Sokka’s not drinking cactus juice, he’s drinking his respect women juice. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Nickelodeon/Giphy 7. Ron Swanson, Parks & Recreation NBC Listen, “wholesome” doesn’t mean “has never done anything wrong in his life and all his views are correct.” Ron has some outdated views here and there, but he evolves from being kind of selfish and uncaring to a family man who’s able to swallow his pride and take a job with the *gasp* federal government. He recognizes the value and intelligence of being able to work with your hands and often goes above and beyond for his friends in subtle ways. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC/Giphy 8. Abed Nadir, Community NBC Despite all the challenges he faced growing up, Abed Nadir has the passion, courage, and intelligence to pursue his dreams of filmmaking. He’s unapologetic in his eccentricities, and he even delivers a baby in the background of one episode! And of course, you can’t talk about Abed without acknowledging his amazing bromance with Troy Barnes. Neither one is afraid to show his buddy all his love and they support and complement each other so well! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC/Giphy 9. Johnny Rose, Schitt's Creek CBC/Pop Okay, I know Johnny wasn’t always the greatest father, but it’s how we face adversity that truly defines us, and in the course of six seasons, Johnny comes to embrace and value the time he spent in Schitt’s Creek. He becomes a much better father to his children, and even steps into a father-figure role with Stevie. Even if he can be a bit tone-deaf at times, Johnny has a heart of gold, and his relationship with Moira is just adorable! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF PopTV/Giphy 10. Jamal, On My Block Netflix Jamal never fails to make me laugh, and is another fantastic example of someone who knows how to be a good friend. He cares deeply about Cesar, Ruby, and Monse. He’s always trying to help them out of whatever sticky situation they find themselves in, and his relationship with Ruby’s grandmother is adorable. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Netflix/Giphy 11. And Mr. Feeny, Boy Meets World ABC Fee-heee-heee-nay! I spent so much of my time in the K-12 system desperately hoping that I would encounter a teacher as wise and invested in my education as Mr. Feeny was for Cory and the gang, and was woefully disappointed. Mr. Feeny was a gentle man who could be tough when he needed to, and always had the best interests of his students at heart. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ABC/Giphy Did we miss one of your favorite TV male role models that you look up to? Let us know in the comments who you would add to this list!