I know that a lot of the fangirling that goes on is funny and obnoxious and based on cute boys and trends, but I think people forget that there are other reasons we love the people we love.
This squish is absolutely the most attractive person I’ve ever seen in my life, but he’s a whole hell of a lot more.
He’s also breathtakingly talented. I’ve been around talented singers and musicians my whole life. I’ve taken and taught voice lessons. I’ve sang on stage in front of thousands of people with people far more talented than I am. That being said, Avi’s voice literally stops me in my tracks. I can’t get enough of it.
He’s incredibly kind and caring and encouraging to anyone and everyone he encounters in his life.
He is full of passion and takes every opportunity he can to pour that passion into his craft. He takes time out of his life to pour that passion into hundreds of young singers, making sure that he shares what he’s been given. He’s excited to sing with people that have no status or fame or anything to offer that could further Avi’s career. He just loves singing and he loves people.
He is humble and dotes on the rest of Pentatonix like it’s his job. He’s never acted like a diva and he’s been supportive of every member regardless of how diverse their beliefs are. When given the opportunity to sing lead on a song that Mitch and Scott wrote, he couldn’t stop talking about it. How beautiful the song was, how thankful he was that they asked him to do it, how much it meant to him that he’d be able to have his kids listen to it one day.
He’s family focused, making sure to see them as often as he can and doting on his sister literally every opportunity he gets. That being said, his friends are his family and he will defend them against anyone that threatens to hurt them or tear them down.
One thing that always makes me smile about Avi is that whenever they start a new project or get to tour somewhere new, he’s always so in awe of everything that is happening around him. He doesn’t expect shit to be handed to him and is always so grateful and thankful when a new opportunity arises. When a new door opens, he runs through it willing to do the work.
Sorry this is so long, but I had to get it out.
I think my 2017 goal is to live life more like Avi Kaplan.