It appears that a new generation of Democrats now has a Kennedy to swoon over.
Following Joe Kennedy III’s rebuttal to the State of the Union on Tuesday night, Twitter lit up with thoughts on the ‘handsome,’ ‘charismatic’ congressman, who represents Massachusetts’ fourth congressional district.
Both male and female viewers fired of fawning tweets about the 37-year-old from Boston, proclaiming their new crushes and calling him ‘dreamy’.
In lurve: People are copping to crushes on Joe Kennedy Jr. on social media
Face: The 37-year-old delivered the rebuttal to Trump’s State of the Union on Tuesday
Approve: During and after the speech, fans took to social media to express their appreciation
In the genes: Many noted how he inherited the Kennedy good looks
Feel-good: Some joked that Kennedy served as a superficial distraction from more serious feelings
All the single ladies: They professed to being ‘fangirls’
Got a crush: Many called him ‘handsome’ and ‘dreamy’
Easy: A few said they couldn’t help but fall for the Democrat from Massachusetts
‘I’m admittedly turning into such a JKIII fangirl!’ wrote on. Another added plainly: ‘Joe Kennedy III is incredible handsome. Sorry, I can only see what I see.”
One called him ‘a damn dreamy ginger Kennedy,’ while another remarked on his red hair favorably by writing: ‘Wow totally crushing on Joe Kennedy III I love me a handsome ginger.’
And it’s not just younger women who didn’t grow up with JFK, RFK, or JFK Jr.,to crush on.
‘My mom and I have been talking about how handsome Joe Kennedy is all morning,’ wrote one fan.
Some were particular taken with the way the young Democrat spoke Spanish during his speech, appealing to a growing US Latino population which reached 58 million people in 2016.
Surreal: This woman suggested that a ‘young and handsome Kennedy’ rising up the ranks feels like a page out of fanfiction written about the US
How you doin’, Joe? Several shared flirty memes and GIFs
It’s our density: The hearts-in-eyes emoji was a favorite of new Kennedy fans
Bonding over a crush: Fans spanned across multiple generations
Te amo! Quite a few were also impressed that the Democrat spoke Spanish
Y muy guapo, tambien! They found the bilingual congressman swoon-worthy
Sorry, ladies – he’s taken! Kennedy is married to Lauren Anne Birchfield, whom he met in Elizabeth Warren’s class at Harvard Law
Family man: Together, they have two young children
‘Joe Kennedy speaking Spanish, swoon level 100000,’ one tweeted. ‘A Spanish-speaking Kennedy. *swoon*’ quipped another.
Joe Kennedy III is the son of Joseph P. Kennedy II and his ex-wife Sheila Rauch. Through his father, he is the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy.
He graduated from Stanford in 2003 and then Harvard Law School in 2009, where he met his wife Lauren Anne Birchfield. The two were both in a class taught by now-Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Together they have two children, a daughter named Eleanor and a son named James — a bit of bad luck for the Twitter users who have professed that they’d like to bear his children.
Some Twitter users found that they were still head-over-heels for Joe despite the odd wet patch near his mouth, which caught many viewers’ attention.
Hard: Still, some fans are holding out hope that they can have his children
Ginger love: Several men and women remarked favorably on his red hair
People on Twitter also noticed the odd wet spot at the corner of the congressman’s mouth
All good: However, the weird patch didn’t stop them from crushing
This woman his worried about the wet spots but still has a crush
Twins! Quite a few also noted that Kennedy looks a lot like late night TV host Conan O’Brien
Superman: Some said he looks like a preppier version of Conan, or one mashed up with Christopher Reeve
Lookalikes: The two certainly bare a resemblance to one another
‘I think I have a crush on Joe Kennedy but I’m also very worried about his mouth corners,’ wrote one.
‘Do I have a man crush on Joe Kennedy? Yes. Am I wondering what that slime is in the corner of his mouth? Also, yes,’ wrote another.
Finally, quite a few couldn’t help but notice that the congressman bares a resemblance to a certain late night TV host.
‘Joe Kennedy looks like Conan O’ Brien if he rowed crew,’ wrote one.
‘#Conan O’Brien and Joe Kennedy III twins separated at birth,’ tweeted yet another.