Today in ridiculously adorable news: Team USA snowboarder Jamie Anderson has a new pen pal. Her name is Leanne — and she loved Anderson before the airborne Californian became the first-ever Olympic gold medalist in women’s slopestyle. Take that, you fair weather fans.
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The thoughtful young lady, who wrote Anderson the letter on Jan. 21, even taped a lucky charm on the page. Here's our transcription:
Dear Jamie Anderson,
I’m so proud you made the Olympic team! I’ve been reading about you and you are really amazing! I learned that you like biking. I like biking too! I hope you go high and do lots of tricks and do a really good job and do a nice job on the USA team. You are really good at slopestyle snowboarding. Rub the penny to get good luck.
Are your hearts sufficiently warmed? Perhaps the pair could meet up and go biking together. And document it all to our delight on Twitter. Please?
Winter Olympians typically receive an avalanche of fan mail during the Games: U.S. ski jumpers Anders Johnson, of Utah, and Peter Frenette, of N.Y., recently tweeted photos of their room in Sochi, which is covered in well-wishing cards. “A nice pile of good luck notes put a smile on my face," Frenette wrote. "Thanks everyone for the support!”
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Our personal favorite? The one that says, “Don’t die.”
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