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10 Heartwarming Events From U.S. Olympians Returning Home

Representing your country on the world stage is already enough of a thrill, but then return to the people who helped you get there? Cue the warm fuzzies.

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1. Slopestyle skier Nick Goepper's high school threw a pep rally for him when he returned to his alma mater carrying a bronze medal.

2. Besides a pep rally, figure skater Jason Brown had the keys to his city bestowed upon him by the mayor.

3. Super-Combined and Super-G skier Leanne Smith returned to her training ground to sign helmets and encourage young skiers.

4. Snowboarder Karly Shorr spent the day on one of her favorite runs where she doled out advice to young fans.

5. Friends and family surprised bobsledder Curt Tomasevicz when he arrived at Lincoln Regional Airport.

6. Bobsledder Johnny Quinn signed autographs, posed for photos, and agreed to a day of training with Denton SWAT after breaking a door with his bare hands.

7. The town of Eagle Mountain, Utah gathered in the street outside skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace's home.

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Which also led to a pep rally later that afternoon at the town high school.

8. Skier Gus Kenworthy encouraged adopting American dogs after he got back.

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The four puppies and their mother he adopted in Sochi didn't arrive at the same time as he did because they needed vaccinations, but that didn't stop him from speaking out on behalf of other dogs in need.

9. Figure skater Gracie Gold finally met the boy who asked her to his prom.

10. Luger Erin Hamlin's hometown treated her to a parade, despite a snowstorm.

Bobsledder Steven Langton arrived in Boston to a hero's welcome complete with friends, family, and a police escort.