Not since the 1993 afterparty for the premiere of Cool Runnings has there been so much palpable pop culture excitement over bobsledding.
The U.S. Olympic team has captured the attention of more than a few sporting enthusiasts with their precision turns, as in, everyone’s head turns when the pop up on a screen.
So it should be no great surprise that out Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy is especially excited about the team, seeing as he’ll actually have a chance to meet them in PyeongChang, South Korea for the 2018 Games.
You get it, Gus.
He recently shared his feelings about the guys, best described in the “devilish grin emoji”–one of our favorites.
Them: What are you most excited for in Korea?
Me: Meeting the other athletes… ? pic.twitter.com/fbC7v2rc0z
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) January 27, 2018
Suffice it to say, Twitter is living vicariously through Gus’ plans:
Make sure to meet Sam from the US Bobsled team. pic.twitter.com/n3Uu9xo096
— Jamie McCarty (@JamieMcCarty) January 27, 2018
— stose (@Stose) January 28, 2018
— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) January 28, 2018
But wait–it also appears some members of the bobsledding team share Gus’ excitement. Someone out there is surely about to get clacking away at some quality fan fiction:
Congrats on the Olympic selection. We'll see you over there. #PyeongChang
— Sam Michener (@sammichener) January 27, 2018
Thanks @guskenworthy. We'll see you over there
— Carlo Valdes (@CarloValdes_USA) January 28, 2018
In case you need a refresher course, here’s a handy look at the team’s thirstiest Instagram shares.