For the second consecutive Summer Olympics, fans at home have decided their favorite event might be watching the emotions of U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents in the crowd.

In 2012, NBC cameras found themselves watching every move of the Raisman family. With Raisman back at the Rio games and competing in Sunday’s qualifying round, fans once again got to have fun with the Raisman family emotional roller coaster.

Raisman was a part of a U.S. team that crushed the competition in Sunday’s qualifying round of the all-around. But the Raisman family’s reactions showed a much more nervous group.

This strange reaction of course led to plenty of funny posts from Twitter.

The Raisman family first caught headlines in 2012 as Raisman and the U.S. took gold in the team event.

Following their 2012 antics, USA Today caught up with the Raismans and got their reaction to their emotional reactions.

“I’m a little horrified right now,” Rick said after watching the video during an interview with USA TODAY Sports. “Oh my gosh!”

“It’s funny,” said Lynn.

“At first we don’t want her to know where we are in the stands so we’re almost hiding,” Rick said.

“It’s just one of those moments. It’s just so magnified. Every single twist and turn. It’s just crazy.”

With the finals of more events taking place later on this week, we can only hope the Raisman’s crazy reactions continue to be this good.


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