Granted, my high-school gymnastic meets aren’t quite the 2012 London Games, but watching gymnast Ali Raisman’s parents writhe and shriek encouragement during her uneven parallel bar routine Sunday reminded me so much of my father hollering “Stick it, Erin! For the love of God, stick it!” To me this is a classic example of parent love–you know they’re literally up there with their daughter, going through the motions with every fiber of their being. Click here to watch.
Original broadcast: NBC
Gymnastic Photo Credit: AP Photo/Gregory Bull