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U.S. freeskier Gus Kenworthy makes new friend on Twitter: Miley Cyrus

Feb 17, 2014, 6:30 AM EDT

After his attempts to adopt and take home a group of Sochi stray dogs went over big on social media, U.S. ski slopestyle silver medalist Gus Kenworthy summed up the attention by telling reporters: “A lot of girls like Olympians and puppies.”

Among those admirers was pop superstar Miley Cyrus.

Back on Valentine’s Day, Kenworthy was one of several Team USA stars that reached out to their celebrity crushes and asked them to be their valentines – and he chose the “Wrecking Ball” singer.

That eventually led to Cyrus giving Kenworthy a follow on Twitter…

…And soon, Cyrus was gushing over his cute Sochi pups like the rest of the world did.

Between this and joining Joss Christensen (gold) and Nick Goepper (bronze) in the third American medal sweep ever at a Winter Olympic Games (plus, a Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box), it hasn’t been a bad few days for Mr. Kenworthy.

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