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We’re All In Love With Manny Jacinto

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THE GOOD PLACE -- "A Chip Driver Mystery" Episode 406 -- Pictured: Manny Jacinto as Jason -- (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC)

It’s the weekend, friends, so let’s just take a moment to bask in the beauty and sincerity that is Manny Jacinto.

We’re really feeling the love this week, not just because Manny continues to kill is as lovable Ding Dong Jason Mendoza on The Good Place, but because Jacinto has shown he belongs in the actual good place thanks to his activism for climate change.

Jacinto joined the likes of Diane Lane, Abigail Disney, and Jane Fonda as part of Fire Drill Friday, where he was arrested but not charged. Jacinto joined other groups and activists as part of continuing “Fire Drill Friday” protests in Washington that seek to bring attention to the escalating climate crisis. Jacinto spoke about how the crisis affects his own Filipino community.

That’s not the only place Jacinto is getting attention: Yesterday none less than the New York Times published a glowing profile of the actor skydiving, complete with some unbelievably beautiful shots of him. It paints Jacinto as a sweet, smart, humble person – descriptors that match what everyone else says about him, and the impression he made on me when I briefly spoke to him last summer at San Diego Comic Con.

He’s just really great, guys and the cheekbones honestly are incredible.

The love for Manny is all over, as evidenced by some of our favorite thirst tweets:


The winner of the all the many many adoring tweets? It comes from Jason’s not-a-girlfriend herself:

As sad as we are to see The Good Place go, we are very excited for what we hope is a lot more Manny Jacinto content to come.

(Image: Colleen Hayes/NBC)

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Jessica Mason (she/her) is a writer based in Portland, Oregon with a focus on fandom, queer representation, and amazing women in film and television. She's a trained lawyer and opera singer as well as a mom and author.