Rio 2016

Simone Biles Meeting Her Celeb Crush Zac Efron Is Why Everyone Loves the Olympics

Simone Biles recently said she celebrates every gymnastics competition with pepperoni pizza. But after winning four gold medals and a bronze medal in stunning performances at the Summer Olympics in Rio, the American wunderkind gymnast experienced an even better treat on Tuesday: meeting her longtime celebrity crush Zac Efron

The 19-year-old gymnast -- considered by many as the best in the world -- posted several photos and videos on social media, proudly proving she finally got to meet Efron in Rio. In one of the videos, Efron even kisses her on the cheek, resulting in a smile worthy of gold medal on its own. It's pure joy, and it's impossible not smile while watching it:

on cloud 9 💙☁️ @zacefron

A video posted by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on

Basically, if there’s one athlete in Rio who proved that dreams really do come true, it's Simone Biles.

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and can't stop smiling after seeing this. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.