by Free Britney at

America's swimming sweethearts, Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin, are making news not only for their amazing performances at the London Aquatic Centre, but for this adorable photo posted on Twitter last night.

Ryan, 28, and Missy, 17, are already fan favorites, and this will only reinforce that. Here are the gold medal-winners sharing a "good luck" moment before they set out to make Americans proud - and make more Olympic history - Thursday:

Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin

While Ryan Lochte has long been overshadowed by Michael Phelps, he's become a star in his own right in London. As for Missy ... does anyone not love her?

Exactly. The only question: What's your reaction to this pic?

 

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by Hilton Hater at

Missy Franklin is a new American hero, and now she's reaping the rewards.

A Gold Medal? Sure. Future endorsement deals? Most likely. But the 100-Meter Backstroke champion really hit the jackpot today when she received Twitter props from a handful of celebrities... including Justin Bieber!

  • Justin Bieber in Australia
  • Gold Medalist

"heard @FranklinMissy is a fan of mine. now im a fan of hers too. CONGRATS on winning GOLD! #muchlove," Bieber wrote to the swimmer this morning, which prompted the sort of response you'd expect from a 17-year old:

I just died! Thankyou.

American Idol champion Scotty McCreery also expressed support for Frankilin, Tweeting: "We're rooting for you @franklinmissy! Keep it up! #USA."

Franklin has earned an individual Gold so far and a relay Bronze. She has qualified for five more events and if she advances the finals in each one, she'll become the first female U.S. swimmer to swim in seven event finals in a single Olympics.

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