Ahhhhh, happy birthday to my little brother! Once upon a time, I could pick him up and move him places when needed. Once upon a time, we worried that he would never get over his shyness and, you know, talk. Once upon a time, he was the annoying sibling that I physically barricaded from entering my room.
Once upon a time, indeed. Present day, this kid is, as Chris would say, LITERALLY the coolest person I know and one of the best friends a girl could have. And he's a foot taller than me. YOU WIN THIS ROUND, brother.