Everyone's Lowkey OBSESSED With Tonga's Pita Taufatofua
Journey back with us to the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics - is there a certain someone that comes to mine?
Is this certain someone, Tonga's Pita Taufatofua?
Thanks for the memories, Tonga flag guy! 🇹🇴
— KING 5 News (@KING5Seattle) August 22, 2016
Twitter, quite thirstily, exploded:
My mom: "it's time for you to go to tonga and find the shiny flag bearer and have his babies."
— Kar (@karandaland) August 6, 2016
— Graeme O'Neil (@GraemeONeil) August 6, 2016
Thankfully Pita, who competed in taekwondo, returned for the Closing Ceremony and posted the following image to Instagram:
Felt soo privileged to get out on those mats and represent Tonga! There are no excuses, I started slow, got caught and lost to a legend of Taekwondo, a great opponent in Iran. Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn! It took me 20 years to get here, if it takes another 20 we will bring that Gold home! Thank you for the love, prayers and support without you all we would not be here! Malo Aupito, ofa atu Ps- We aren't finished yet ;) #closingCeremony #tongaToTheWorld #brazil #tonga
Twitter, once again, could just not deal:
#MCM because we loves us some Pita Taufatofua
Malo aupito Pita you've been a great ambassador for Tonga!... https://t.co/qdAjoZyNSc
— The Coconet (@TheCoconetTV) August 22, 2016
#ClosingCeremony it is raining Pita from Tonga
— Allison (@Alliecakes36) August 22, 2016
— Jennifer L. (@jennxlai) August 22, 2016
And Pita from Tonga was there too!! 😍 #ClosingCeremony
— Gabby Gomez (@Gabbyy27) August 22, 2016
— Gem Alkış (@GemAlkis) August 22, 2016
Trying to resist the urge to slide into Pita's DMs...failing.
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