8 times Tom Hiddleston was cooler than your boyfriend

Tom Hiddleston - British Actor - Thor - Warhorse
The Quarterly photoshoot by Martin Perry and Jamie Baker

It’s no secret that I love Tom Hiddleston. We’re obviously meant for each other.  I’ve been crushing on him since Return to Cranford (that’s right, I’m a pre-Thor Tom hipster), and I haven’t looked back since.

Tom has quite a few exciting projects coming up, including the long-awaited gothic romance Crimson Peak, the Hank Williams biopic I Saw The LightHigh Rise, and The Night Manager (co-starring Hugh Laurie). He will also begin filming for Kong: Skull Island soon, and I can’t say I’ve ever looked forward to anything starring a giant gorilla until now.

At any rate, no matter where he is filming, what he is promoting, or what premiere he is attending, Tom always finds a way to melt my heart or make me squee (usually both at the same time).

Exhibit A: Kindness towards reporters

Tom is always very friendly, outgoing, and kind to reporters, especially when they’re a bit chilly. Like this time when he gave his jacket to a cold reporter. That’s right. Lucky girl.


On another occasion, a reporter tweeted about how cold the red carpet was, and how he wished Tom would bring him tomato soup. Tom did.


Exhibit B: Emphasis on charities and global awareness

Tom has shown a passion for spreading global awareness on several occasions. For starters, he’s a UNICEF ambassador.


In January 2013, he traveled to Guinea for UNICEF, keeping a field diary to share his experiences. Since then, he has spoken several times about the poverty he encountered, urging his Twitter followers to help end world hunger.

He has also participated in Live Below the Line, during which he managed to be adorable with baked potatoes while also spreading an important message.


Exhibit C: The most gentlemanly gentleman to ever gentleman

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve seen this post circulating on Tumblr or Pinterest.


Also, when Helen Mirren won an award, he didn’t leave the stage until after he adjusted the mic for her.


Gentlemanly bonus:


Exhibit D: Shame? What is shame? I do not have this thing.

This part of the post could go on for days. Tom is incredibly obliging of both fans and reporters, doing almost anything asked of him. While impressions are his forte, he has a slew of other talents that he is willing to break out at any moment, including singing.

Let’s start with my personal favorite, the rather impressive velociraptor walk. Make sure you watch the video so that you get the full experience.


Tom has also let the world know how much he loves dancing. He’s danced his way across a multitude of stages, including this one in South Korea:


…and this one on Chatty Man.


And because he really truly has no shame, he not only danced on command for Josh Horowitz, he had a slumber party with him. And they had a pillow fight.


Exhibit E: A love of poetry and Shakespeare

As Henry V

I only know a handful of men who can happily admit that they admire the Bard, or indeed, any type of poetry. Tom has no such qualms. He has said on many an occasion that he would love to meet William Shakespeare. He’s also been part of several Shakespearean productions, including CymbelineOthelloCoriolanus, and the Henriad for The Hollow Crown.

But let’s focus on poetry for a moment, shall we?

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Exhibit F: Tom with kids, aka the Ovary Explosion

Seeing grown men with children gets me right in the fallopian tubes. You can’t see it, but I’m crumbling into a pile of fangirl dust at the moment.

Take for example this Captain America fan who found him on the set of The Avengers.


Or this hilarious promo he did for Thor: The Dark World.

loki pushes kid

Or this one time he heard a baby during an interview and just had to say hi.


Or this other time when a little fan just couldn’t help herself.


Exhibit G: Friends with Benedict Cumberbatch

And because he’s just cool enough, Tom is also besties with the lovely Benedict Cumberbatch. They starred together in War Horse, and are a double threat to my sanity.


I mean, just look at these dorks at the 2015 BAFTAs.

via Vanity Fair

Exhibit H: Hall H

And last, but not least, I must include the moment during which every fangirl on the planet died.

Can your boyfriend do that?

Until next time,

The Collected Mutineer Hiddlestoner