Forty years ago, on January 24th, 1979, Dean Winchester was born to John and Mary in Lawrence, Kansas. For four years, they lived like any other American family, until that fateful night when the yellow-eyed demon changed everything. As one of the primary characters in Supernatural, Dean has made us laugh, made us cry, made us scream at our screens, and root for him against all odds.
So in celebration of his 40th Birthday, we’ve compiled a list of 40 things we love about Dean Winchester.
There are many things to love about Dean:
1 – He’s brave…
2 – …and selfless.
3 – He perseveres through any obstacle.
4 – He is smarter than even he realizes or lets others believe.
5 – He is a quick thinker, able to draw connections and solve cases through quick deduction.
6 – His mechanic knowledge allows him to fix and maintain cars, including the numerous times he’s had to rebuild the Impala.
7 – And he can cook!
8 – His fight skills are definitely impressive.
9 – He’s a great brawler but also is pretty handy with numerous weapons, like guns, knives, and machetes.
10 – And he has gotten pretty good at using the angel blades, too.
11 – And when there isn’t a weapon handy, he’s great at improvising!
12 -He’s definitely charming…
13 – …with his swagger.
14 – …and pretty eyes.
15 – He has a flirtatious nature…
16 – …even if he loves his cheesy pick up lines a little too much.
17 – But he takes “no” for an answer.
18 – It’s hard to argue with how good he looks in a suit.
19 – And our hearts skip a little with how good he looks wet.
But we’d hate for Dean to think that we are objectifying him:
20 – As much as we love it, don’t let that “Ladies’ Man” rough exterior fool you.
21 – Because he really does have a big heart…
22 – …and loves fiercely.
23 – He treats his friends like they are his family.
24 – He’s very good with kids.
25 – And he is a great caregiver, having basically raised Sam and assumed dad-like roles for both Jack & Ben.
26 – It all seems to come very naturally to him and his protective instincts.
And through it all, he’s a huge dork:
27 – We love his nerdy references…
28 – …and cheesy sense of humor…
29 – …and the way he laughs at his own jokes.
30 – He’s snarky and sarcastic in the face of danger.
31 – He’s not afraid to belt out songs off key.
32 – And he enjoys dressing up.
But we also love how passionate he is about the things that he loves:
33 – …like cowboys and westerns…
34 – …coffee…
35 – …greasy food…
36 – …classic rock…
37 – …Scooby-Doo…
38 – …movies (especially b-horror movies)…
39 – …and chick flicks!
40 – But especially his love of pie.
Bonus – And, of course, Baby.