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Man Crush Monday: 22 Hot pics of Ben Higgins that prove he was lovable before 'The Bachelor'

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Reasons to love Ben Higgins

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Reasons to love Ben Higgins

Ben Higgins may think he's unlovable, but these photos from before he became the Bachelor prove he's not.

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He isn't afraid to get dirty

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He isn't afraid to get dirty

You'll never have a weed problem with Higgins around.

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Babies love him

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Babies love him

It's hard to believe he's not lovable when he's holding this little lady.

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His arms are perfect for bear hugs

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His arms are perfect for bear hugs

Those arms are practically screaming, “Get over here!” in this pic.

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He's an experienced kisser

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He's an experienced kisser

There’s only one fish in the sea for this bachelor.

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He can cook

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He can cook

Bonus: He likes to cook with his shirt off.

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He is kind to strangers

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He is kind to strangers

Higgins gave a shoutout to this veteran, saying, “Have you ever met a stranger who even in a short discussion makes life a little more grand?”

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He's a work of art

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He's a work of art

Where can we get a photo of Higgins to hang on our wall?

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He's a momma's boy

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He's a momma's boy

Higgins refers to his mom as a "beautiful lady" in this lovely pic.

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He stays in shape

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He stays in shape

Higgins recently ran with a friend at Town Lake Trail in Austin.

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He has a silly side

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He has a silly side

Even when he's being goofy, Higgins is still hot.

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He looks amazing in flannel

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He looks amazing in flannel

Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe was obviously a fan of him in flannel, too.

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He fights for a cause

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He fights for a cause

He was happy to support his friend and help bring awareness to the fight against domestic abuse.

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He's a Swifty

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He's a Swifty

Higgins recently saw Taylor Swift in concert.

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He's not a quitter

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He's not a quitter

Which means he would never give up on you.

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He gives back

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He gives back

Higgins recently traveled to Honduras to work with children for Humanity and Hope United.

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He loves going home

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He loves going home

He flew to Indiana to celebrate his grandpa’s birthday.

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He pulls off suspenders

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He pulls off suspenders

A talent most men don't have.

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His side hugs?

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His side hugs?

“He gives great side hugs,” according to one commenter on this pic.

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His pouty face has superpowers

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His pouty face has superpowers

With this face, Higgins could get you to do just about anything.

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He can read

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He can read

He’s never too old to enjoy Winnie the Pooh.

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He's humble

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He's humble

Even he can't believe he's the Bachelor (although we're definitely not surprised)!

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