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At Saturday evening’s Human Rights Campaign dinner in Los Angeles, Sally Field’s son Sam Greisman finally met his crush: out Olympian and “America’s Sweetheart” Adam Rippon.
Rippon was there receiving the Visibility Award for his “time, energy, spirit and whole-hearted commitment to bettering the lives of gay people.”
“One word best describes Adam Rippon — fierce,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in a statement. “By being out and proud, Adam is bringing LGBTQ visibility to a whole new level while capturing the hearts of millions around the world with his incredible talent and personality. He isn’t afraid to use his global platform to speak out for equality, and we are proud to honor him.”
After Rippon accepted his award, Greisman tweeted an image of himself with his arm around Rippon’s shoulder, captioning it, “Thanks, mom.”
Thanks, mom. pic.twitter.com/m25Er4EEfD
— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) March 11, 2018
Rippon replied on Twitter with three laughing emojis and, “This incredible caption. THX, SAL!”
After the start of the Winter Games, Sam Greisman tweeted, “I hate being earnest but an openly, ‘non-passing,’ sassy, beautiful gay 20-something daring America not to love him and becoming the sweetheart of the Olympic Games is very moving to me.”
His tweet referred to 28-year-old figure skater Rippon, the openly gay competitor who calls himself “America’s Sweetheart.” Greisman mentioned his Olympic crush to his mother and then shared a screen shot of her text message response via Twitter.
Field responded by quote-tweeting her son’s message, tagging Rippon’s Twitter account so that he’d get a notification about Greisman’s affection. In response, Greisman responded to his mom’s tweet with a tweet simply reading, “Yikes.”
We’re not sure what else happened last night between the two, but Greisman’s Twitter audience jumped to conclusions and couldn’t help but share their excitement.
One wrote: “I’ll sing at the wedding. It’ll be horrible but done with feeling.”
Another added: “Your mom is wonderful, and she obviously raised a wonderful son, Sam. I played the hospital orderly she grabbed by the crotch in my very first movie, “Where The Heart Is.” I think she blessed me with a wonderful career. Cheers to you and her, and whatever your future may hold.”