If musclebound action stars with shaved heads and deep, tenor voices aren’t your thing then perhaps you might not give Fast And Furious franchise star Vin Diesel the time of day. Hey, some people prefer the Robert Pattinsons and Johnny Depps of the world. But we’re willing to bet you haven’t been following his recent antics on the internet. Take it from us: on Instagram, on YouTube, on Facebook — on anything that involves a wifi signal, really — Vin Diesel is adorable. (He’s even adorable on Twitter — and he doesn’t have an account.)
Oh, how we love Mr. Diesel. Let us count the ways:
1. He’s inspirational on Instagram
Need a quick pick me up when you’re feeling low? Hit “follow” on Vin’s account. Here’s a few photos typical of the kind of stuff he posts:
2. He takes his own advice
Remember what Diesel just said about confidence? How it leads to great things? Well, he’s right because it led him to this:
Just a super confident actor singing Sam Smith’s hit ‘Stay With Me’ cold with nothing but a laptop and a microphone to help him out. No big deal. Although Sam Smith thought it was kind of a big deal.
Vin diesel just covered Stay With Me. Surreal. Thanks man haha
— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) July 30, 2014
Think Brad Pitt sings for random reporters on press junkets? We doubt it.
3. He’s a karaoke king
Full disclosure: that Sam Smith stunt wasn’t the first time Vin’s gotten cozy with a mic…
Not that he needs a mic to make music
4. He’s a triple threat
Look out, J.Lo. Vin acts, he sings, and he used to be a breakdancer. He’s still happy to bust a move — if you ask nicely.
He doesn’t require a studio audience cheering him on, either. (This one’s a slow build but Vin really picks it up around 1:20.)
Uh-oh, Jay-Z. We think Vin likes your girl. A lot.
5. He’s really into being a dad
Jay-Z can rest easy (at least when it comes to Diesel), Vin’s a happily married father of two who’s thrilled to be playing a character called Groot. Not the most flattering name, right? But the actor is over the moon about his Guardians of the Galaxy role (and not just because of the mad Marvel money he’s making from it). He’s psyched because it’s the first film he’s ever made that he can take his kids, four-year-old Vincent and eight-year-old Hania Riley, to see.
Oh, and speaking of Facebook, did you know that Diesel has 80 million (yep, million) likes — up from the measly 62 million he had back in January.
Eventually, everyone’s going to be in love with him. Okay, maybe not everyone: