If you are one of the many, many newcomers to Taylor Swift fandom, it will please you to know that the “Shake It Off” singer has a younger brother. He’s been around for a while, but after seeing him walking with her in some recent paparazzi photos, we were all like, “Who is that nice-looking young man?” (We are grandmas.) So we gave into temptation and Googled him, and 22-year-old Austin Swift is totally going to be your new crush. Here’s why:
1. He’s hot.
2. He’s very funny.
That last one is a bit heartbreaking, though.
3. He loves animals.
Patiently awaiting the day when she’s old and fat enough to make anyone that holds her look like a Bond villain pic.twitter.com/Qjvia0ZrPs
— Austin Swift (@austinswift7) August 10, 2014
Here he is with Taylor Swift’s cat, Olivia Benson.
4. He’s a good photographer.
Austin Swift is a freelance photographer for Getty, and he can do stuff like this with an iPhone, so just imagine how good you’d look in all your “relationship selfies.”
5. Unlimited access to Taylor Swift’s cats.
Taylor Swift’s cats, Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey, are the coolest cats, and for Austin they are basically his own private Cat Cafe.
6. He’s way adventurous.
Been trying to get that last drop of water out of my ears for what seems like an eternity pic.twitter.com/OUAhe4jBk4
— Austin Swift (@austinswift7) January 5, 2014
He can plan all your vacations.
7. He’s at the forefront of the zeitgeist.
Not sure if I should be proud of this pic.twitter.com/7wWJhd4Mgb
— Austin Swift (@austinswift7) December 13, 2013
How great would it be to know all the memes before anybody else?
8. He appreciates the finer things in life.
You can definitely take him to Versailles.
9. He does laundry.
I was choosing a dryer setting when this happened. Is it for floods? pic.twitter.com/wMzhIKR3xW
— Austin Swift (@austinswift7) December 27, 2013
Never hook up with a grown adult who can’t do laundry.
Photos: PCN, Twitter/AustinSwift7