The first viral video from the London Olympics isn’t a heartwarming success story or an amazing photo finish. It’s a hilarious cheering reaction from US gymnast Aly Raisman’s mom and dad.
Being the parent of an Olympian is never a relaxing job, but this couple took sideline stress to the next level. They bobbed and weaved watching their daughter on the uneven bars--at one point it seemed like her mom was trying to do the routine from the stands!
Surprisingly, the pair was trying to rein it in Sunday night, according to the Daily Mail. If the flinching, jerking, vocal outbursts, and fist pumps were all part of their attempt to stay quiet, we’d love to see them with no holds barred.
Raisman beat her US teammate Jordyn Wieber for a spot in the individual all-around competition, ensuring we’ll see her over-the-top cheering section again. We can’t wait.
Watch the full video below, and be sure to check out the rest of Parenting’s Olympic coverage here.