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Aly Raisman Celebrates Her Return to the U.S. With 'Aly Raisman Day'

by Jennifer Drysdale 3:55 PM PDT, August 27, 2016
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Aly Raisman gets the hero’s welcome she deserves!

The 22-year-old gymnast, who received three medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, was surprised by her hometown of Needham, Massachusetts on Saturday with a day in her honor!

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The suburban Boston town deemed the day "Aly Raisman Day," and subsequently paraded the Olympian around on a local firetruck.

Raisman understandably couldn't contain her excitement.

"Today is Aly Raisman day in Needham," she shared on Instagram. "THANK YOU Needham (that's me on the fire truck 😊😊😊)."

Today is Aly Raisman day in Needham. THANK YOU Needham (that's me on the fire truck 😊😊😊)

A photo posted by Alexandra Raisman (@alyraisman) on

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The former Dancing With the Stars contestant also posted a snap of the adorably patriotic outfit she picked out for the special day.

"Outfit for the rally today :) So excited to see you all. Thank you Needham for putting this together and everyone for coming out. Can't wait to see you all and can't thank you enough for all the support!! Go USA πŸ’‹," she wrote, along with her OOTD.

But Rasiman's neighbors in Needham aren't the only ones cheering her on.

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Just two days earlier, the celebrated gymnast discovered a couple of very famous admirers.

"@Aly_Raisman I don't want to seem forward but I feel like we would be friends please?" Chrissy Teigen tweeted at Raisman on Thursday. "We love you!"

"OMG YES. I love u and ur husband. Can we please be best friends & can I send ur daughter some of my leotards?" she wrote back.

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A few back and forths -- and an interlude by John Legend, who insisted his "uneven bars game is crazy" -- later, Teigen seemed to have found herself part of Raisman's winning squad.

However, it'll be the Olympic champion's gymnastics squad that she'll be rolling with on Sunday, at the MTV Video Music Awards.

See more on what's next for the Final Five in the video below.

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