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10/06/2016 04:06 pm ET | Updated Oct 07, 2016

35 Pictures Of Lin-Manuel Miranda That Prove He Is Actual Sunshine

The "Hamilton" star is headlining "Saturday Night Live" this weekend.

We, too, were once in the dark. We didn’t realize we’d never been satisfied until we heard the “Hamilton” original cast recording and immediately followed its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, on Twitter. We then Googled everything about him. 

Suddenly, we were helpless. We were down for the count and drowning in it — the supreme positivity Lin-Manuel Miranda brings to this world. Ahead of the Broadway star’s “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig, we just wanted to shout from the rooftops how lucky we are to be alive right now, in the age of Lin.

  • Hi, Lin!
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    You're so cute on "The Tonight Show"!
  • Short hair, do care (because it looks so cute).
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    Plus a little scruff for some edgy cute.
  • LMM + VAMN = <3
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    Two cuties in love, being cute together.
  • Lin-Manuel holding a mic adorably.
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    Shouting from the rooftops (about how he's so cute).
  • Taking a photo with his cute hands.
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    How many cute photos are in his iPhoto library, do you think? 
  • Cutely gazing upon Hillary Clinton.
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    Hillary can't look Lin in the eyes, because he's just that cute.
  • Holding cute hands with J.Lo.
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    "Cute Make the World Go Round."
  • Pointing and smirking in a way that can only be described as ... cute.
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    "Spamilton"? That's not your musical, Lin!
  • Accepting a cute Tony for Best Original Cute.
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    Just kidding, it was for Best Original Score. 
  • Gleefully being cute after his final performance as Alexander Hamilton.
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    Squee!
  • Stretching the human conception of cute at a window.
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    Cute!
  • Thinking about his cute legacy, how it's planting flowers in a garden he'll never get to see.
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    Or maybe practicing for his upcoming "Mary Poppins" role.
  • Touching his cute face in disbelief at how cute he is.
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    So much cute, so little time.
  • Can we make passes at a Lin in glasses?
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    Because he's cute.
  • Pom-pom waving Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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    Bring on the cuteness, Lin. Bring it on.
  • Lin-Manuel insulting a dog by being cuter than it.
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    All in a day's work on the "Modern Family" set.
  • 2012 Lin-Manuel getting really excited about those tea lights.
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    They're only there to illuminate you, Lin.
  • Smiley Lin-Manuel Miranda in 2013.
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    This is a face that says, "I'm going to come out with a historical musical that will blow your mind in a few years."
  • Joyful Lin-as-Hamilton at The Public Theater.
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    Making the 1700s look damn cute.
  • Huggy Lin.
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    Lin grimaces in triumph, knowing he edged out Jonathan Groff (the guy being hugged) in cuteness.
  • A Lin scowl that is somehow still cute.
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    How lucky we are to be alive right now.
  • Lin gesturing cutely while showing off his NYC subway phone case.
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    Public transit never seemed cuter.
  • Lin cutely accepting a side hug from VP Joe Biden.
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    Cute game recognizes cute game.
  • What are the odds that the gods put Lin and Joe in one spot?
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    Seriously, though.
  • Lin and then-co-star Anthony Ramos, incredulous at their collective cuteness.
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    Yo, who is this kid, what's he gonna do?
  • Lin bestowing the gift of cuteness onto "Sexy Hamilton" Javier Munoz.
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    :-*
  • Q: What is cuter than a casually dressed Lin-Manuel Miranda in sneakers?
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    A: A formally dressed Lin-Manuel Miranda in sneakers. DUH.
  • Lin obscuring his face to protect us normals from over-cute.
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    Only J.Lo knows just how cute he was in that moment.
  • The look we get on our faces when we think about Lin.
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    Admit it: You get it, too.
  • THE SWEATER.
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    With Daveed Diggs in the background?! We don't deserve this.

PSA: Lin-Manuel Miranda is, obviously, not all good looks. He’s spoken with his father about how proud he is to be a Latino. He collaborated with Jennifer Lopez on a song dedicated to the victims of the Orlando shooting, a tragedy he referenced in his Tonys acceptance speech. He’s been vocal about Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. He’s behind a program where New York high schoolers can see “Hamilton” for $10. He’s just a really cool guy.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misstated that the “Hamilton” album was a soundtrack.

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