The end of another Michael Phelps/Ryan Lochte Olympics bromance era has come to an end, but not before the self-professed “old dudes on the team” were able to bless us with another photo that highlights their amazing friendship.
On Thursday, Lochte shared a photo of the pair chowing down on full plates of spaghetti while literally chilling in cold pools just before they competed in the 200-meter individual medley in which Phelps won yet another gold medal. “One last time! #USA #longjourney #12years,” Lochte captioned the photo.
Cutest carb session everrr. How can you not love these guys? While we certainly admire their athletic prowess, witnessing them genuinely enjoy one another is a part of the competition that we can’t get enough of (but not more than Lochte’s silver blonde hair). They may be beasts in the pool, but as roommates in Rio, they’ve left plenty of room for bro time.
Seeing them side by side on the podium never gets old:
Because practice makes for a perfect race and an even better friendship:
OK, guys. We’re having some major feels at the moment. We can’t wait to bear witness to more of Phelps and Lochte’s future bromance adventures.