After winning gold alongside her fellow Final Five squad members during the Olympic Team Finals in Rio on Aug. 9, 16-year-old Laurie Hernandez did what anyone sporting a shiny new medal would do: she took a selfie.
Laurie then sent her glowing snapshot, featuring that coveted prize, to her brother, Marcus, a student at Rutgers University, and he couldn't help but post it to Instagram with a proud message for his baby sister in the caption. Read ahead to find the sweet message, and find out the laid-back spot they chose to celebrate Laurie's win.
"The selfie I get from my sis right after she competed even though I haven't even watched it yet on NBC. But anyways I am so proud of who you are and what you've accomplished. We were talking about this being a possibility a decade ago and to see it actually happen is too much for me to handle. 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 work culminate makes it all worth it. You're the toughest little 16 year old I've ever met and I'm not saying that just cause I'm a proud bro. Remember to give God his glory always! Love you sis and can't wait to see you kill it Monday as well. As soon as you land we're going straight to Wawa"