It’s been two years since the Twilight saga came to an end, and we are still talking about it. After the huge success of the film series, author Stephenie Meyer instantly became a celebrity. Since then, her books have remained on the New York Times bestseller list, and she also became a regular contributor to Vogue. Last year, she even released a fashion and lifestyle magazine for iPad called simply Stephanie.

Now that the world knows about Stephenie Meyer, her work, and her success, it’s time for the spotlight to turn in the other direction. We need to talk about Robert Pattinson, her main co-star and love interest in the Twilight films. Let’s take a look at some of the interesting things he has going for him in this post-Twilight world.

#3 He Loves To Travel

Ever since the end of the Twilight series, Robert Pattinson has been traveling the world and taking his dog Lucky with him. In an article for Harper’s Bazaar, he revealed that he has visited more than 70 countries and that he is always looking for new places to explore. In the past two years, we’ve seen him in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, and Hong Kong just to name a few. We even got to see him in a jungle, happily spending time with his dog, in an incredible candid shot that was later revealed to be a sponsorship by a Malaysian airline.

It seems that after Twilight, Robert Pattinson wants to live his life to the fullest and continue exploring the globe. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, he said,

“I always feel like I’m getting to the end of my life and then I get to the end of the day and it’s like another. I never feel like I’ve seen or done enough or been somewhere enough. I always want to keep seeing new places and new people.”

#2 He Is Affectionate

Throughout the Twilight films, we saw Robert Pattinson playing a somewhat cold character. However, in real life, he is very affectionate and friendly, especially to those he cares about. Fans of the series already know that he took the role of Edward Cullen partially because he could connect with the character on a personal level. Since then, he has been showing off his softer side, admitting that acting was a way for him to deal with his ‘icy’ exterior. When asked about his romantic relationships in a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, he replied,

“That’s a complicated question because I think it’s always different. I think what you have to assume is that everybody you meet is your potential lover. That’s a really lovely thing to assume. I think that’s what makes me so open-minded is that I don’t want to limit myself to just one person. I always want to see what’s out there. But you don’t always end up together. At the end of the day, you have to respect other people’s space. I’ve had a good life and I don’t want to ruin anything. But I also think it’s crucial to recognize the things you love about a person – and I think that’s what makes a good relationship. You can’t force anything.”

What else could a devoted fan ask for? Not only is he friendly and sweet to those around him, but he also seems to genuinely care about them as well. Fans of the hit series Twilight have shown their devotion, and even now that the series is over, they continue showing their support for Edward Cullen and his family.

#1 He Is Protective Of The Humanities

In December 2014, it was reported that Robert Pattinson and his mother both applied for university places for a young woman they had met at random in an internet cafe. The story went viral, and it was revealed that he had been anonymously emailing her for months, supporting her as she struggled with her studies. He wanted to shield her from the harsh realities of the world by applying for a college in a different state. It was an incredible display of selflessness on his part, especially since he knew how difficult it can be to get into a good university when you’re not from an affluent family.

In the years since then, he has continued to be a supportive friend, regularly writing her letters and sending her gifts. In August this year, she finally got into her university after passing her exams, and it was made public that he had paid for a course that she needed, as well as covering her living costs for a year. In the past two years, he has also donated an incredible £80,000 to various charities, including Water Aid and Save the Children. In March this year, he even went as far as to defend her against trolls who were verbally assaulting her on social media.

This is just a small sample of the good things that Robert Pattinson does. When you consider all that he has done for others while under the scrutiny of the media, it is no wonder that he is still considered a sweetheart by the majority of his fans. We can only hope that he continues supporting the arts and humanities in this post-Twilight world.