Taylor Swift narrates a new NBC commercial celebrating Simone Biles’ return to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and I’m not crying, you’re crying.
The video aired before the balance beam competition last night, where Biles took home the bronze medal.
Biles, the most decorated gymnast in history, returned to the Games this week after pulling out of several events in order to focus on her mental health, a move which personally, I have nothing but respect for.
In the clip, Swift’s track ‘This Is Me Trying’ from her album Folklore plays beneath her narration.
“When you have the attention of the world, everything you do takes on a bigger meaning. It can be a heavy burden. It can be a chance to change everything,” she said.
“Throughout the last week, her voice has been as significant as her talents, her honesty as beautiful as the perfection that had long been her signature.
“But don’t you see? It still is. She’s perfectly human, and that’s what makes it so easy to call her a hero.”
Biles has since reacted to the video in a tweet, where she wrote “I’m crying how special. I love you @taylorswift13.”
Swift said that she cried watching Biles. “I feel so lucky to have gotten to watch you all these years, but this week was a lesson in emotional intelligence and resilience. We all learned from you. Thank you.”
I cried watching YOU. I feel so lucky to have gotten to watch you all these years, but this week was a lesson in emotional intelligence and resilience. We all learned from you. Thank you. https://t.co/VQxyeEf0mJ
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 3, 2021
Check out the clip below.
"Her honesty as beautiful as the perfection that has long been her signature."pic.twitter.com/4jpgGkMZpZ
— The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) August 3, 2021