This Badminton Player’s Reaction to Winning Gold Will Hit You Right in the Feels
If you thought Simone Manuel’s surprised reaction to winning gold was a touching moment or that Matthew McConaughey’s rollercoaster ride of emotions watching the games was something to see, just wait until you see how China’s Chen Long reacted to taking home top honors in the badminton men’s singles finals! After defeating frontrunner Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia with a score of 2-0, the 27-year-old was absolutely overcome with emotion. And we do mean overcome.
As the reality of his amazing accomplishment slowly sank in, Chen fell to his knees and began to shed tears of joy, trying his best to wipe his eyes with his jersey. As the badminton champ wept, we were right there with him, our eyes watering as fiercely as they did when we witnessed the best marriage proposal of the Olympics.
Before we knew it, Chen was on the ground, unable to stand up or function. Luckily, his coach soon appeared on the court, ready to lend a hand — or, in this case, all of the strength he could muster — to help Chen back up: a feat that proved to be more difficult than you might think!
Unable to hold back a bit of a laugh, the mighty coach eventually succeeded as we watched this amazing display of joy unfold before our eyes.
The best snap of all, however, might just be this one, which came after Chen (finally!) left the badminton court for the medal ceremony. As the gold medalist got up on the podium to officially receive his prize, the tears were no longer flowing, replaced instead with sheer excitement. Just look at that jump!
Congratulations, Chen, and thanks for making us smile (and cry!) so hard!
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(h/t Cosmopolitan, photo via Sean M. Haffey/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)