Sesame Street star Elmo took to Twitter to congratulate out figure skater Adam Rippon for winning the bronze this weekend at the Winter Olympics.
Elmo shared a GIF jiving with Rippon, who placed third behind Russian skater Mikhail Kolyada and Canadian Patrick Chan.
When Elmo sees Elmo’s friend @Adaripp doing GREAT in the Olympics!
— Elmo (@elmo) February 12, 2018
“Elmo is so proud of you!” the ticklish Muppet wrote. “#Elmovation!”
Rippon made history in January when he became the first openly gay male American to qualify for a Winter Olympics.
Earlier this month, Elmo interviewed Rippon and other Olympians about their sports. “You wear ice skates,” the 28-year-old told his fuzzy friend. “I like to go as fast as I can and do spins and jumps.”