Yes, I'm totally ripping off E! Entertainment and their whole 'Why we love' segment but sometimes when dealing with extremely talented, disturbingly handsome actors one must do things they would rather avoid. Tut tut tut.
Now what I wont avoid is informing the 0.1% of the population that didn't watch The Avengers (or Thor) about the sheer excellence Mr Hiddleston.
So here is why the world is falling for him
He is a dapper British gentleman
Friendly? Check. Light-hearted? Check. Polite? Check. Well suited? Most definitely.
He is 31 but cooler (and hundred times more shag-worthy) than an 18 year old. Oh and his smart. Like really smart.
Hiddleston studied at the Dragon school (The Oxford of preparatory schools), then Eton College, then got a Classics degree at Cambridge (yeah, he did all that).
And because that wasn't enough, he went ahead and graduated from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts as well.
A drama geek. How cute.
Hiddleston loves his theater (he's been in his fair share of productions, you know) and he really has a passion for the arts. Honestly, if he doesn't win an Oscar in the next three years (complete with a very humble acceptance speech in his brilliant Londoner accent) it would be a crime of Loki proportions.
He suits up well. Very well
Who else do you know that can mount a motorbike with such sophistication and how did Tom find out about my weakness for men in grey suits?
Tom is quite the fashionisto. He dresses impeccably - always sleek and elegant. He is such a class act, he puts Chuck Bass to shame.
Tom loves (and knows) his designers. Which is a major plus because there really is nothing quite like a guy who can talk fashion.
Hiddleston causes mass hysteria with his clothes on. Imagine what he does with them off?
He has driven the internet crazy
Not just anybody has such memes made in their honour.
There are about a 100 blogs (yes, I counted) dedicated to Tom's good looks, charm and wit and the more you peruse those tumblr accounts, the more lovable he gets. There isn't even a slight hint of douchebaggery with this guy. Go ahead look for the word perfect in the dictionary , Hiddleston's face will surely turn up.
Also, he has a crazy twitter page where he tweets things like "Make sure you tell the people you love that you love them. Loudly and often. You never know when it might be too late. #LoveYourLife."
And he gets really sexy poet with quips like "The way babies looks at you, the way they really see you, reminds me that we are born with a natural truthfulness; an understanding which as children we are taught to forget; and which we spend all our adult lives trying to remember."
If that isn't beautiful, I don't know what is.
Off all the Avengers, he's the one that has the fan girls on their knees.
Never underestimate the power of the grey suit.
How is it even possible that the guy who plays the bad guy, the guy who has a weird mullet through the whole movie, the guy who is surrounded by fire-crackers like Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr is the resident panty-dropper? How on earth did Scarlett Johanssen ever manage?
Chris Evans himself has admitted that he has gotten lost in Hiddleston's "glow." I get lost in that glow about thirty times a day. Please, don't judge me.
He makes Chris Hemsworth look so-so.
Their bromance knows no bounds and it is the sweetest thing since liqourice, but alas huge Hemsworth loses almost all his charm when pitted against our lovely Brit.
When in the presence of Hiddles' greatness (yes, the fan girls call him that) even the God of Thunder bows down.
And then Hiddles the Great partakes in random behaviours like this (above) and it becomes oh so clear that the once very swoon-worthy Hemsworth is just a muscled up dude that could do with a haircut. Our apologies.
Tom's sense of humour knows no bounds.
Look, his making Hemsworth laugh and he's dressed like he fell right out of fashion week and I bet he would look amazing doing the limbo.
Tom loves to laugh and he loves to make people laugh. He probably doesn't even know how sexy this is.
"I was informed yesterday that there's a Twitter account for my laugh. Very hard to get use to things like that. Pretty amazing." - said Hiddleston after realizing he was taking over the net. What a humble, cute and funny response. More quotes of this nature can be found here. Trust me, you'll fall in love.
His bursting body of work.
Alright then, down to business. Please stop looking at his face for ten seconds.
Aside from looking like this (you might wanna look up again) Tom Hiddlestone is a really great actor.
He's starred in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, Spielberg's War Horse and he's played Henry IV on a critically acclaimed BBC series. And his British (lets not fool ourselves now, we know that British actors are the best.)
His set to cause a stir yet again, playing a vampire (holy hotness!) in Only Lovers Left Alive and later starring in the film adaptation of the hit novel Black Wings Has My Angel. I know these movies sound a bit meh, but he is probably going to win a few awards for these flicks and that means he'll be on several red carpets. Where he belongs.
Of course the Thor sequel is coming up as well. Can't miss that.