Even When She’s Chased by a Bee, Simone Biles Is Cuter Than You

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The internet demands viral videos of national hero Simon Biles, and we stand prepared to deliver. Since the world-historically great gymnast has finished her incredible five-medal run in Rio, let’s look back, at one of the finest moments in her career prior to the 2016 Olympics (and the moment Biles remembered that bees are dying globally at an alarming rate).

Back in 2014, Biles took home the all-around individual gold medal in the World Gymnastics Championships in Nanning, China. (She also won it in 2013 and 2015, because she is a champ.) While she stood atop the podium accepting her win, a bee flew out of her bouquet and directly toward the young gymnast. Like any composed, world-renowned athlete would do, Biles immediately began ducking, running, and hopping on and off the podium while making very tiny “ahhh!” sounds. (Bonus points to her second- and third-place neighbors who seem to be very good sports about the whole thing.)

We’re guessing the bee had no idea who it was messing with; otherwise it would have asked for her autograph.