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Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy is a puppy-saving dreamboat

Gus Kenworthy

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Gus Kenworthy is an Olympic medalist and a dog-lover. Be my valentine?

Really though: The silver-wining freestyle skier stumbled on some stray puppies in Sochi and decided to bring them (and their mom!) back to the U.S. with him. He gave the pups their social media debut by posting swoon-worthy photos of him and his new pals on Twitter. “Puppy love is real to puppies,” he captioned a photo where four little dogs are bursting out of his arms. He’s also got a sense of humor? It just keeps getting better.

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Stray dogs have been a hot topic since the Olympics began, as news emerged that Sochi was killing its strays to clean up the city’s image. Kenworthy is just one of many who are trying to save the pups by taking them off Sochi’s streets. And he’s trying hard – the silver medalist has taken time out of his Olympics schedule to make appointments for the dogs to get vaccinated so he can take them home. Gus Kenworthy, you win the Olympics. Of our hearts.

 

Originally posted February 14 2014 — 10:48 AM EST

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