The internet is going crazy over how hot Tim Horton was

Miles Gilbert “Tim” Horton was a Canadian icon. One part NHL defenceman, another part entrepreneur and co-founder of one of the most popular coffee chains, named after him of course — Horton has been synonymous with Canadians for more than 50 years.

But a photo of a young Tim Horton being shared across social media will have you thinking about something more than a double double. For one, Timmy’s got abs.

@NHLhistorygirl  tweeted this vintage snap of a shirtless Horton (right) posing with his dog Sandy and his father Oakly. It was 1946 and Horton’s family had just moved from his hometown of Cochrane, Ont., to Sudbury, Ont.

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Social media couldn’t help but notice how fit Horton looked — with those abs — was this man truly responsible for our country’s most popular sweet fried confectionery?

Here are some of our favourite reactions to Tim Horton’s hotness:

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In 1964, 18 years after the above-mentioned shirtless pic, Horton co-founded the first Tim Hortons coffee and donut shop in Hamilton, Ont. Apple fritters and dutchies were among the original donuts offered, and they sold for about 10 cents a piece.

Tim Horton and Ron Joyce in 1967. (P hoto: Timhortons.com)

In 1967, Horton partnered with Ron Joyce, who took control of business operations after Horton passed away in 1974. The Timbit wasn’t introduced until 1976.

A little something to think about the next time you order a medium double double.

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