Supernatural fans have been enamored with the Winchester Brothers since the show began almost 15 years ago. Today, Sam Winchester, played by our favorite gentle giant Jared Padalecki, turns 36 years old. Several months back we celebrated Dean Winchester’s birthday with a list of things we loved about Dean so given the opportunity, the staff jumped at the chance to gush over our beloved Sam.
Here are 36 things we love about Sam Winchester!
1 – He is a true leader.
2 – He can take whatever Dean dishes out and match him step for step.
3 – He is tough yet sensitive.
4 – He isn’t afraid to show his emotions.
5 – He’s been willing to die to save the world….multiple times.
6 – His dedication to Dean and his family and friends is undeniable…
7 – …but he isn’t scared to stand up for himself when necessary. Not even to his father.
8 – He fought his way back from addiction.
9 – He has fought mental illness and emotional abuse for years and has survived…
10 – …and his child-like wonder remains intact.
11 – His extensive knowledge of serial killers is impressive.
12 – And his fear of clowns is relatable.
13 – His intelligence is evident…
14 – …and the brothers would be lost without Sam’s skill with a computer.
15 – His hair…
16 – …and his laugh.
17 – Four words: Sam Winchester in glasses.
18 – Even his alter egos are adorable!
19 – His grief beard….
20 – His….everything….
21 – His ridiculous ability to make pull ups look easy.
22 – His apparent immunity to getting concussions, no matter how many times he’s hit in the head.
23 – His moral compass.
24 – His willingness to put others before himself, which has been good and bad for Sam.
25 – The way he loves Jack like he was his own, even after what he did to Mary.
26 – He still tries to see the good in people.
27 – He can bring the sass.
28 – The face he makes when he’s confused.
29 – His love for dogs.
30 – His love for healthy food.
31 – His unwavering compassion for others…
32 – …and his innate ability to feel empathy, even for those who want to harm him.
33 – His *questionable* taste in music.
34 – His adorably awkward behavior in social settings…
35 – …like how he tells jokes when he’s nervous.
36 – He is a lovable dork.
Happy birthday, Sam Winchester!