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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. 

Screen Shot 2014-12-23 at 15.49.06Because he shares genes with Taylor Swift, it was a foregone conclusion that Austin Swift would be hot, but he looks like a young Jamie Dornan.

2. He’s very funny.

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That last one is a bit heartbreaking, though.

3. He loves animals.

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.

He can plan all your vacations.

7. He’s at the forefront of the zeitgeist.

 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.

Never hook up with a grown adult who can’t do laundry.

Photos: PCN, Twitter/AustinSwift7