Dylan O’Brien Had The Most Wholesome Response To Being One Of The Original Internet Boyfriends

Dylan O’Brien. That’s it. That’s the intro for this post.

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I could write a 50-page thesis on this man and the worldwide thirst for his hands ALONE, but I’ll spare you.

No, but seriously, if you’ve been on the internet for some time, you already know about this man’s near-cult status of online boyfriendom.

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Boyfriendism? IDK.

It all really started with his Teen Wolf days, where he captured hearts far and wide for his portrayal of the socially awkward yet incredibly endearing Stiles Stilinski.

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Then it grew to include his lauded Twitter presence. Like, he gets on the platform every three months or so to be a fellow stan, drag people (including celebs and/or public figures who deserve it), and tell us to behave when we thirst over him a lil’ bit too much.


dylan o’brien is the white boy of the month

01:14 PM – 25 Apr 2020

Twitter: @faveslooks / @thehill / @dylanobrien / @MelanieMuartist / @imaginetaryn / Via Twitter: @faveslooks

“BEHAVE”?! Naturally, people did the opposite.

The renaissance (that never left, might I add) was upon us in full force recently when we were hit with a double jackpot: his starring role in All Too Well, and this TikTok while in character for his upcoming film Not Okay that has sincerely not left my mind since I first saw it many, many months ago.

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i’ll never get over dylan o’brien with blond hair

12:18 PM – 13 Oct 2021

Twitter: @obrienfiles / Via Twitter: @obrienfiles

There’s entire articles about his specific brand of allure.

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Yes, I’m quoted in it and probably biased, but, like, I’m right?

And so many thirsty tweets.

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dylan o‘brien has never been ‘white boy of the month’ he was always meant to be ‘white boy of the decade’

12:10 PM – 18 Jun 2021

Twitter: @obrientumblr / Via Twitter: @obrientumblr



03:04 PM – 11 Mar 2022

Twitter: @moon_ka717 / Via Twitter: @moon_ka717


dylan o’brien is soooo…..

10:15 PM – 14 Mar 2022

Twitter: @visionaryfx1 / Via Twitter: @visionaryfx1

Now that that’s established, the 30-year-old was recently asked how he feels about all the hype in a new Bustle profile, and his response was about as sweet as you’d expect.

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“It’s so funny, my palms are sweating. It’s overwhelming [and] it’s wonderful,” he said, with the outlet noting that he was “tearing up.”

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I’m tearing up thinking about him tearing up!

He continued, “It’s just gnarly to think about little me having this really special thing happen.”

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“Little me.” OK, Mr. A-lister Dylan, OK.

Ugh, we love a humble, down-to-earth king!

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You can read his full profile on Bustle here.