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    11 Reasons Why You Definitely Need John Thornton In Your Life

    John Thornton (played by Richard Armitage) is the dark, dashing hero of North and South. He’s basically better than Darcy.

    1. This is how he says hello

    2. He was already doing the 50 Shades thing back in 1851

    3. He doesn’t do small talk

    4. He’s modest

    5. He actually wants to meet your mother

    6. He’s into books…

    7. But he’s also a man of action

    8. He’ll never, ever go there

    9. He's charitable in an adorably awkward way

    10. He’s heartbreaking and hot at exactly the same time

    11. Just… this.