Credit: via Cory Monteith's Twitter Photo: Cory Monteith Tweets Photo of Chord Overstreet In Studio on November 2, 2011

Today, February 17, 2012, Glee’s Chord Overstreet (Sam) turns 23 years old. And while Chord won’t be celebrating the big day until later this weekend in Vegas... there’s still plenty of ways to mark the special day.

In honor of Chord’s 23rd, we’ve compiled a list of 10 reasons we can’t help but love him.

1. He sounds amazing singing in Spanish.

2. He’s was the cutest little kid. Ever.

3. Totally gratuitous Glee shirtless scenes. So many of them. Are they part of his contract, or something?

4. He once appeared on Nickelodeon?

5. He’s super-close with his co-stars.

6. He makes an awesome fake Thor.

7. He’s working on a solo album!

8. Fans think he’s even hotter than new Glee guy Samuel Larsen (Joe Hart).

9. He can successfully pull off many different hairstyles.

10. His role of Danny in Grease? Swoon.

Happy birthday, Chord. We’re SO glad you’ve come back: Glee just wasn’t the same without you!

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