Few famous people look as happy to be famous as Norman Reedus. The Walking Dead star genuinely seems to enjoy making people happy, even when he doesn’t have to. For instance, during this year’s Austin City Limits, I saw him walking around the grounds during the Replacements’ set. He had somewhere to go, possibly someone to lick, he still shook the hand of everyone who wanted to feel like Carol for a brief second. (Note: I was one of those people. No shame.) He’s a good dude, and because today’s his 46th birthday, let’s take a look at some of the reasons why he’s one of the actors most deserving of their overwhelming fandom.