What is it, exactly, about Tom Hardy? He鈥檚 incredibly handsome, yes. He totally adores animals, true. And he loves kids (so much that he and his dog read a bed time story for them). He seems like a totally hilarious, down-to-earth guy, even letting friends like Leo DiCaprio give him a tattoo after a bet gone bad.

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But the characters he plays on TV oftentimes seem鈥 gruff. From his role as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises to his latest grumbling incarnation, James Delaney on his FX show Taboo, Hardy frequently uses his vocal cords to convey more than just scripted words on the page. Now, someone鈥檚 taken the time to combine all those grunts into 40 glorious seconds, and we鈥檙e forever grateful for it.

Taken from the aforementioned show, Taboo, where Hardy plays a man back from the brink, we had no idea how much we needed to hear 40 seconds of the actor grunting until we watched the vid. The 72 (!) featured grunts are taken from the first five episodes alone, which means if you watch the entire series, you鈥檒l probably get over 100 grunts start to finish.

If grunting isn鈥檛 your bag, however, have no fear, because the BBC has confirmed that in addition to the first bedtime story Tom recorded, he鈥檚 also filmed four more, for a total of five stories total.

We鈥檒l take a little bit of both, please and thanks!

What鈥檚 your favorite Tom Hardy character? Tell us @BritandCo!

(h/t Hello Giggles, photo via JB Lacroix/Getty)