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20 Pictures Celebrating Paul McCartney's Eternal Crushworthiness

You'll always be "the cute one" to me, SIR.

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1. Sir Paul McCartney is turning 71 today!

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2. That means that we should all be celebrating the birth of this confused gaze.

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3. The crush to crush all other crushes.

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4. Through mustaches,

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5. even despite mullets.

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6. Because a man who loves kittens is the man for us.

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7. Because cheeks.

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8. Because heavy eyelids.

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9. Because of this hat.

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10. And yes, this... crocheted?... vest?...

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11. Oh and then there's the fact that he's written approximately 1/2 of the 20 best songs ever, give or take one or two.

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12. Even though his heart belonged to another.

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13. We could always pretend that our lives could be as gloriously strange and beautiful as this.

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14. Seriously, this is aspirational crushing defined.

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15. Don't even get started on that beard.

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16. There's literally no one in the world who isn't a little twitterpated for Sir Paul.

17. How could they not be?

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18. You could stare at him for hours.

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19. Cheers to you, Paul McCartney.

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20. Happy Birthday from the bottom of every beating heart.

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