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The 2018 Winter Olympics are not lacking in inspiring stories. But perhaps nothing has been more inspiring than seeing American icon and noted pitier of fools Mr. T proudly display his precious little heart on the internet for everyone to see. All week, the former A-Team star has been live-tweeting the Olympic games and sharing his thoughts on sportsmanship, patriotism, and the excitement of watching a competitive curling match, all while presumably wearing his American flag pajamas.

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Like any Twitter user over 60, Mr. T’s tweets are peppered with unnecessary capitalization and intermittent use of hashtags. But that only adds to the overall charm of seeing a notorious tough guy get truly, emotionally invested in the stories of these young athletes. In a world filled with needlessly cynical content, the purity of Mr. T’s enthusiasm is a breath of fresh air.

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While he’s an avid supporter of all the athletes in attendance, Mr. T isn’t shy about his Team USA favoritism, and was quick to congratulate 17-year-old Red Gerard on his gold medal win.

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But he’s also not afraid to speak up when he thinks the judges got it wrong.

Win or lose, all Mr. T really cares about is whether or not you tried, like some sort of big, gold-chain-wearing father figure. May we all someday learn to be as pure as this man and thereby avoid being the fool deserving of pity.

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