Who says tweeting won't get you anywhere?
Leslie Jones' enthusiasm for the Olympics has been so infectious that her social media magic reached the higher-ups at NBC, who invited her to Brazil on Saturday.
Jones' road to Rio began when Mike Shoemaker, an Emmy-award winner producer who has worked on NBC shows like Saturday Night Live and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, brought her to the attention of NBC Olympics' executive producer, Jim Bell, who was quickly won over by the Ghostbusters star.
"@shoemakermike OK @Lesdoggg you're officially invited to Rio. Want to come?" Bell tweeted, to which Jones replied, "@jfb @shoemakermike hmmmm don't play cause y'all need me! I would have the whole Olympics pumped!!"
We totally understand why the 48-year-old comedian couldn't believe her good luck, but Bell confirmed the exciting news in another tweet, noting he'd be in contact with her on Sunday.
If you haven't been following Jones' delightful tweets (and we're so glad she's back on Twitter!), do start now. You will be rewarded with gems like this:
Ok how is this not men's favorite sport I'm straight and these bitches is beautiful wtf ghost whisperer pic.twitter.com/is9e71Zsa0— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 7, 2016
Man I wish I rode my bike as much I would be in shape pic.twitter.com/qVI9hEfgtn— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 7, 2016
And, of course, this:
Well it was real y'all see y'all tomorrow!! pic.twitter.com/0D9FHhpz1H— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 7, 2016
May we all be as excited as anything as Jones is for the Olympics. Well, and the Clintons are about balloons...
We'll take either. America!
While we can't wait for Jones to get to Rio, she's already earned a gold medal for live-tweeting in our book!
The SNL star has made a triumphant return to Twitter since briefly leaving the social media app last month after being subjected to hateful, racist harassment. Find out more about that difficult time in the video below.