Simone Biles has not been shy about her longtime crush on Zac Efron, and the Olympic gold medalist finally got her much-deserved moment with the actor during the Rio Olympics on Tuesday. After being spotted touching down at the airport in Brazil, Zac seemed to head straight to where Simone was competing for a sweet meet-up, orchestrated by Today show hosts Hoda Kotb and Matt Lauer. Zac and Hoda watched Simone perform her floor routine; the actor admitted, "I totally have butterflies right now" and blew a kiss at the TV screen before tearing up as Simone accepted her gold medal. Awwww!
The 19-year-old superstar gymnast took to Snapchat to share a video of the two together, and Zac gave her a cute peck on the cheek (which Simone, understandably, can't handle). She returned the favor in a supercute Instagram clip, and Simone's teammate Laurie Hernandez snapped a photo of her splayed on the floor after the ordeal. After the big surprise, Zac stopped by the Today show to talk about meeting Simone, saying, "I was immediately captivated by these girls. They have such heart and there was clearly something special that was going on."
Zac and Simone have been engaging in a truly heartwarming back and forth via social media this month. Zac took to Twitter to congratulate Simone on qualifying for the women's gymnastics team finals and shared a photo of himself watching the team dominate and wrote to her directly, saying, "Congrats Simone! Can't wait to watch tonight.🤘🏼😉🏅 #proud #hero #Rio2016."
Yes, meeting the guy you have a cardboard cutout of in your bedroom (who you used to kiss on the cheek!) is a pretty big deal — but it doesn't come anywhere close to winning four gold medals and being deemed the "greatest gymnast of all time."