Olympic Gold Medalist's Brother Is Taking Her 'Straight to Wawa' to Celebrate
When you earn a gold medal and international sports glory at the Olympics, there's likely no wrong way to celebrate the victory with your teammates, friends, and family. But if you're an Olympic gold medalist from New Jersey, it looks like there's one right way to celebrate: go to Wawa.
At least, that's what the brother of Team USA gymnast and first-time Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez plans to do -- as soon as she arrives home to New Jersey from Rio, according to a report by Philadelphia magazine.
Shortly after the US women's gymnastics team downright dominated the women's team all around event on Tuesday, Hernandez's brother, Marcus, shared a selfie of his sister posing with her new gold medal on Instagram and promised to take her "straight to Wawa" to celebrate her big 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
The trip to Wawa should come as no surprise to folks from the East Coast, where the deli/coffee joint/convenience store/gas station chain has a cult-like following similar to that of In-N-Out Burger on the West Coast. Wawa's big menu of specialty items are particularly great, as we explained in a recent ranking. And evidenced by Marcus' post, it seems like a great place for some brother-sister bonding.
Basically, it's the place for champions.
Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email, and get your fix of the best in food/drink/fun.