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Laurie Hernandez's Brother Wrote Her The Most Heartfelt Message And It Will Make You Cry

"It's blowing my mind how the same little girl I used to see doing flips on my bed at age six now has a gold medal."

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At this point, we all know about Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez. She's part of the iconic "Final Five" and just won a gold medal on Tuesday which is KIND OF A BIG DEAL.

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She's also the first U.S.-born Latina on the women's gymnastics team and homegirl is 16 YEARS OLD.

She's boricua and she's damn proud of it too.
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She's boricua and she's damn proud of it too.

Her brother Marcus Hernandez received a selfie from his sister rocking the gold and it prompted him to post to Instagram with a heartfelt message (grab some tissues cuz TEARS. WILL. FLOW.):

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He writes: "The selfie I get from my sis right after she competed even though I haven't even watched it yet on NBC..."

"...But anyways I am so proud of who you are and what you've accomplished. We were talking about this being a possibility a decade ago and to see it actually happen is too much for me to handle."

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"It's blowing my mind how the same little girl I used to see doing flips on my bed at age six now has a gold medal. I have seen you deal with so much adversity with the sport over the last several years and to finally see your hard work culminate makes it all worth it."

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"You're the toughest little 16-year-old I've ever met and I'm not saying that just 'cause I'm a proud bro. Remember to give God his glory always!"

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"Love you sis and can't wait to see you kill it Monday as well. As soon as you land we're going straight to Wawa."

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Laurie will compete in the balance beam final on Monday. All we can say is YOU GO GIRL!

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Watch Katie Ledecky & Missy Franklin live tonight in primetime at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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