He isn’t competing. He didn’t go shirtless like the Tongan flag-bearer. He wasn’t even there.
But he is U.S. basketball star Sue Bird’s mother’s boyfriend, and he was shown watching Bird carry the American flag on the broadcast.
It was all about Harry. Fans on Twitter loved his recliner, his sneakers and his name.
Thanks, Harry, for just being you.
The guy who wanted to steal the show vs the guy who actually did. Just give Harry Dank the gold. 🥇 pic.twitter.com/OZHlzm93Iv
— Alisun Jane (@AlisunJane) July 24, 2021
I’m staring a new religion around Harry Dank. The central pillars are recliners, USA basketball, and smiling very slightly on national television.
— Mandy (@mebutmorereal) July 24, 2021
— drunq (@SerVanGogh) July 24, 2021
Talk about right place right time for Harry Dank. Just go on like 4 dates with an Olympian’s mom and boom you’re on national television pic.twitter.com/NKxpYKZYpl
— Tommy Smokes (@TomScibelli) July 24, 2021
— AB (@anthonybax12) July 24, 2021
Harry Dank Bout to get a Lazy Boy and Sketchers deal before Sunday pic.twitter.com/gujusDXByT
— Chef Blue (@APlateBeignets) July 24, 2021
Harry Dank is my fav Olympian's mom's boyfriend
— Mike Catron 🏀 (@WatchTheBoxes) July 24, 2021
This wasn't Harry Dank's first time on NBC pic.twitter.com/cVB8HFv5U8
— Mark Arnold (@moronicmark) July 24, 2021
If we’re awarding medals for the parade of nations, I’d put Harry Dank on the podium.
— Molly Baeverstad (@MollyBaeverstad) July 24, 2021
The Olympics opening ceremony mascot is hereby officially Nancy Bird’s boyfriend, Harry Dank.
— Chelbie Birdwell (@chelbiebirdwell) July 24, 2021
Harry Dank: The Ken Bone of the 2020 Olympics. pic.twitter.com/Qe8yvMEXJs
— LAJ (@SiebsJessen) July 24, 2021
This is the night Harry Dank became president.
— Tyler Chapman (@TwoChapz) July 24, 2021
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.