He is genuinely a good dude.
Back when the first DLC came out for Destiny, I was trying to get a raid group together. Only managed to get five and saw that Phil was online, so as a joke I said we should invite him and the other guys said I should absolutely do that. So I shot him a message expecting no reply.
Not only did he reply, but he did join the raid group. On top of that, when we asked if we should do it the proper way or cheese it, he said we should do it the proper way. I got some serious respect for that man.