• Wed, Feb 19 - 1:43 pm ET

This Tom Hiddleston Acceptance Speech Is So Adorable You’ll Suspect He Isn’t Real

Tom Hiddleston Elle Man of the Year 2014

Tom Hiddleston is becoming so amazingly, unceasingly adorable that it’s almost frightening. Like, how is it possible that God created someone that attractive, charming, talented and consistently nice and made sure he looks dapper in every suit he wears? It’s simply a miracle. Watch the acceptance speech Tom gave at last night’s Elle Style Awards and you’ll understand what I’m talking about, once you’re finished smiling like a goofball. He simply can’t be real.

Tom won the Man of the Year Award, but he couldn’t make it to accept the honor in person, so instead he recorded an appreciative video message, which was apparently recorded at midnight, hence why he looks a bit out-of-it (in the most handsome way). Tom’s lovably flustered and possibly a little tipsy — he does take a swig of beer at one point — and he has to keep starting over because he just doesn’t know what to say. Elle knows that Tom’s realness is what makes people love him, so they wisely kept all the awkwardness in. And if you’re wondering how he hurt his precious forehead, Elle explains that he was bending down to pick up a bag and someone opened a door on his forehead. I don’t know who the door-opener in question was, but they are obviously now public enemy number one.

Tom finally pulls it together and gives his speech, and it’s just so genuine and sweet that you’ll feel like he’s talking directly to you. In fact, it’s a lot more fun to watch this video if you pretend that he actually is. Just pretend you’re Richard E. Grant, who presented his award. Then you can be like, “Oh Tom, it was nothing. You deserve it all.” And then, I don’t know, kiss your computer screen or something. It’s not weird, everybody does it sometimes. Shut up.

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  • Alexis Rhiannon

    IS HE MARRIED I WILL MARRY HIM.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      That said, definitely not enough dancing for my tastes.

    • Jill O’Rourke

      More dancing is always appreciated.

    • LadyClodia

      I’m already married; I just want him to be my best friend.

  • Kate

    Flawless…

  • LadyClodia

    I watched this last night (he tweeted it so late,) and yeah how is he real? Did you see him on Top Gear last week? If not, then you have to watch it! He was so cute with his glasses on while he was driving.
    I get to see an encore film showing of Tom’s Coriolanus tonight! I can’t wait!
    That said, my husband is a saint for putting up with my Tom obsession.

    • Jill O’Rourke

      I haven’t watched yet but I heard he was on and it was adorable. (Of course.)

  • Joy

    He is perfection. His dancing is too much for me to take. His acting is flawless. His accent is adorable. His intelligence is off the charts. He should be People’s Sexiest Man Alive for the next ten years. Yeah, I am definitely smitten by him.

  • Olivia Wilson

    He’s so charming ugh I’m upset