5 Reasons Zach Braff Is Not a Douche

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5 Reasons Zach Braff Is Not a Douche

Until the last few years, Zach Braff, best known as J.D. on "Scrubs," was pretty well liked by the public. He was the star of a hit, mostly funny TV show, the man behind "Garden State," the best movie about New Jersey since ... ever, and he just seemed like a generally good guy. Recently, though, between his cringeworthy tweets and polarizing Kickstarter campaign, he's begun to fall from our good graces. Still, I like Zach Braff, and so should you. Here's why.

Zach Braff Is a Good Guy. Seriously.

Until the last few years, Zach Braff, best known as J.D. on "Scrubs," was pretty well liked by the public. He was the star of a hit, mostly funny TV show, the man behind "Garden State," the best movie about New Jersey since ... ever, and he just seemed like a generally good guy. Recently, though, between his cringeworthy tweets and polarizing Kickstarter campaign, he's begun to fall from our good graces. Still, I like Zach Braff, and so should you. Here's why.

1 He helped this guy propose

When musician Matt Hulbert needed a creative way to propose to his girlfriend, Janice, he called on Zach Braff for help. In a video that's quickly going viral, Braff serenades Janice, apparently a major "Scrubs" fan, with a song written by Hulbert, and then says that Hulbert wants her to be his wife. At the end, the couple gets engaged, and all is well. It's a sweet, romantic proposal, and Braff helped make it happen.

2 He's great at Twitter

Some of his tweets are annoying, sure, but having over 1 million followers is a lot of pressure, guys! For the most part, Braff's tweets are actually pretty great. If you don't follow him already, get on that.

3 His bromance with Donald Faison is alive and well

Any fan of "Scrubs" knows that the best love story on the show wasn't between J.D. and Elliot, nor Turk and Carla. None of those relationships compared to the bond shared between J.D. and Turk, and, apparently, the actors who portrayed them, Braff and Donald Faison. The men are BFF in real life, and both of them have posted fantastic photos online over the years to prove it. Eagleeeeee! [Image: NBC]

4 He made "Garden State"

I know it's trendy to hate on this movie, but COME ON. Everything about "Garden State," from the WGA-nominated script to Natalie Portman as the original manic pixie dream girl to the epic indie soundtrack, is perfect. [Image: Fox Searchlight]

5 He's J.D.

As J.D., the weird, neurotic, hilarious hero of "Scrubs," Braff became a star. Over the nine years he played the role, he was nominated for three Golden Globes and an Emmy, and garnered a devoted fan base. Even four years after "Scrubs'" cancellation (I'm pretending the last season didn't happen), I get nostalgic for the show, and for Braff in his prime. [Image: NBC]