Fan favorite Adam Rippon has delighted the internet again with another kinetic performance.
The 28-year-old consummate showman skated himself directly into everyone’s hearts and third place (temporarily) with his 87.95 score in Friday’s individual figure skating event. To the tune of Ida Corr Vs. Fedde Le Grand’s “Let Me Think About It” (the Eddie Thoneick remix), Rippon hit his jumps, pumped his fists with gusto, and when the applause was insufficient he motioned for more.
Rippon’s pure and consistent ability to be himself on the ice spread joy across the internet. People could not stop gushing about his performance and his post-skate interview.
“I can’t explain witchcraft. I feel like I’m coming into my own. I’m confident in what I’m doing,” Rippon told NBC after his skate.
The internet loves this guy.
Adam Rippon is a lone spring of joy so far in the sea of hot brown garbage that was this week— Kristin Chirico (@lolacoaster) February 16, 2018
Anyway, that Adam Rippon performance was dazzling! Congrats to him.— Iyesha Riley (@Iyeshalovette) February 16, 2018
What a beautiful skate! love your humor and 'tude #AdamRippon— Wendy Bayer Castaldo (@WendyCastaldo1) February 16, 2018
I’m sorry but @Adaripp is truly the best interview anywhere.— anna hullum (@ahullum) February 16, 2018
Andrea: “How do you explain [your success]?”
Adam: “I can’t explain witchcraft.”
Adam Rippon just said he can’t explain his witch craft. A true witch has appeared. pic.twitter.com/z1isvmG2Qf— Lexus (@LexusRC350) February 16, 2018
He may not be the strongest medal contender, but the athlete is winning fans over with his charisma.
Case in point: he is Reese Witherspoon’s internet friend, and estimates that his excitement has reached Meryl Streep levels about that.