Simone Biles’s parents are her number one fans, and clearly the feeling is mutual. After making the US women’s gymnastics team for the Tokyo Olympics on June 27, the 24-year-old took a moment to thank her mom and dad, Nellie and Ronald Biles, for all of their support over the years. In an Instagram post shared on Tuesday, her parents could be seen giving their daughter a kiss as they wore matching shirts that featured a quote from Simone: “Because I can.” Her dad even proudly sported a Team USA baseball cap. As if the photos weren’t cute enough, her caption is making us super emotional. “Appreciation post for my sweet parents,” Simone wrote. “Thanks for making sacrifices since day 1 so I can live out my dream. but most importantly thanks for always being there for me through all the highs and lows. You guys are the absolute best. I love y’all.”
Nellie and Ronald — who are Simone’s grandparents and officially adopted her in 2003 — have always been front and center for her gymnastics journey. In addition to sporting Team USA gear and cheering her on from the stands, they even have an adorable ritual during her competitions: they give each other a kiss whenever Simone hits a routine. How cute! Watch Simone in action — and see her parents cheer her on — when the Olympics kick off on July 23.