Although Gabby Douglas was forced to miss the MTV Video Music Awards due to a mouth infection, the rest of her USA gymnastics team was able to attend and participate in the show.
And for those four girls, it was the fulfillment of a dream -- a one shared by millions. They got to meet Beyonce.
But no one was more excited than Laurie Hernandez.
— MTV (@MTV) August 29, 2016
It's always refreshing to see Hernandez make no effort to restrain her emotions.
Another angle to witness Hernandez's fan-girl moment:
— Logo (@LogoTV) August 29, 2016
Shortly after walking off the stage, Hernandez was already gushing to her Twitter following:
I just hugged Beyoncé
— Laurie Hernandez ➶ (@lzhernandez02) August 29, 2016
Yeah, you did, Laurie.