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There's so much to watch at the Olympic games, from announcers who look like movie characters to terrifying luge crashes.
But perhaps the most heartwarming aspect of the games is watching parent reactions.
Its takes time, money, and an unwavering support system to make it to the Olympics. Once the games are underway, the people who have been there all along, driving their kids to practice, investing in their passions, and nurturing their ambitions are beaming and often weeping with pride.
Here are some of the best parent reactions from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics so far.Chloe Kim's dad is his daughter biggest fan.
Twitter has been crying over Jong-Jin Kim's reactions to his daughter's epic snowboarding — and for good reason. He watched her win a gold medal equipped with a laminated "Go Chloe" sign and an ice-cold beer.
A South Korean immigrant, Jon-Jin quit his job to help Chloe focus on her Olympic dream, according to CNN.
"Now I'm happy, all the stress is gone. I'm the dad of an Olympic gold medalist, not many people have this kind of feeling," he told CNN.
"I can't express how much I love my dad," Chloe told the Boston Globe. "I always get teary eyed when I talk about him because he's so great."
Shaun White's parents, Cathy and Roger, celebrated their son's recent victory with tears and hugs.
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After Shaun White made history with his third gold medal in snowboarding, he was embraced by his family — and everyone seemed to be crying.
As the nail in the emotional coffin, according to USA TODAY, Roger said that he had never seen his son cry before.
Mika l Kingsbury's parents jumped up and down as they watched their son win gold.
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Twitter collectively melted on Monday after watching Robert Kingsburyand and Julie Thibaudeau jumping up and down cheering as their son won the gold medal in the men's moguls finals.
As if the emphatic show of support wasn't cute enough, Kingsbury leapt into his parents' arms after winning, making the world swoon.
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