Rio Olympics: Laurie Hernandez brother writes sweet note
On Tuesday night, Laurie Hernandez and the rest of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team took home gold medals in the team all-around. After their big win, Laurie sent her brother Marcus an adorable selfie with her new medal, which he later shared on Instagram with a touching tribute to his little sister.
“I am so proud of who you are and what you’ve accomplished,” he wrote. “We were talking about this being a possibility a decade ago and to see it actually happen is too much for me to handle.”
He continued, “It’s blowing my mind how the same little girl I used to see doing flips on my bed at age 6 now has a gold medal. I have seen you deal with so much adversity with the sport over the last several years and to finally see your hard culminate makes it all worth it.”
Laurie’s performance at the Olympics took the internet by storm. Before beginning her floor routine, she winked at the judges, and right before she took the beam, she whispered to herself, “I got this.” She received second place in the women’s beam section and her floor routine received a score of 14.833.
“As soon as you land we’re going straight to Wawa,” promises Marcus in the post, which you can see below.