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Taylor Swift recorded a moving Olympic promo paying tribute to Simone Biles. “Throughout the last week, [Biles’s] voice has been as significant as her talents,” she says in the clip, over her song “This Is Me Trying.” Swift, who knows a thing or two about being the center of media attention said, “What do we want from our heroes? What do we expect from them? What do we need from them? What happens when they surprise us? When you have the attention of the world, everything you do takes on a bigger meaning. It can be a heavy burden. It can be a chance to change everything.”

“Her honesty as beautiful as the perfection that had long been her signature. But don’t you see? It still is. She’s perfectly human. And that’s what makes it so easy to call her a hero. Simone Biles: back on the beam in Tokyo.”

Biles tweeted the clip, saying “I’m crying. How special. I love you, Taylor Swift.:”

Taylor responded, “I cried watching YOU. I feel so lucky to have gotten to watch you all these years, but this week was a lesson in emotional intelligence and resilience. We all learned from you. Thank you.”

As we wrote a few days back, after she dropped out of most of her Olympic team events, Simone did perform at the Gymnastics balance beam final.

Taylor voiced the Olympic promo about Simone talking about her strength and talent that was tweeted out by the Tokyo Olympics twitter. Swift said in part in the promo that ran before Sime competed, “Her honesty as beautiful as the perfection that has long been her signature.”