Facebook

Michael Phelps Finally Gets Katie Ledecky's Autograph

By

No, my eyes weren't submerged in a green pool full of algae. They're burning because I am feeling all of the feels currently.

Katie Ledecky already caused Twitter to explode as a result of her historic, world record-breaking 800-meter freestyle win, and on Monday she posted something to Facebook that will fill you to the brim with emotion, too.

Ten years ago, Katie asked Michael Phelps for an autograph.

It's one of those rare instances when two great people meet and one of them doesn't know that they're destined for greatness, like Bill Clinton meeting JFK, or me meeting any famous person.

Well, a decade later, Michael Phelps is now the one asking Katie Ledecky for an autograph, and IT'S THE CIRCLE OF LIFE!

Oh man, Katie looks so overcome with excitement in that throwback photo. Does anyone else get that weird feeling from looking at this pic that Katie seemed fated for glory?

Even this kid is like "UH, AM I BASICALLY THE ONLY NON-FAMOUS PERSON IN THIS PHOTO?"

Facebook

Let's be real, this kid probably has this photo framed. Maybe he even had the photo painted and then framed. I mean who wouldn't? It's Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps, for crying out loud.

Katie, who has won four gold medals at Rio so far, was sure to wear them for this historic photoshoot. I hope Katie wrote on his poster, "Will you please teach me how to do that death stare face?"

Congrats go out to both of these incredible swimmers (and possible mermaids)! Michael and Katie, you're probably inspiring a whole new generation of swimmers right now and don't even know it yet.

Citations: 10 years ago, Katie Ledecky asked for Michael Phelps' autograph. Now, he asks for hers. (SportsCenter)