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Traveler gives Sage Kotsenburg plane ticket home

The Today Show Gallery of Olympians

(BROADCAST-OUT) Sage Kotsenburg of the USA Snowboarding team poses in the Olympic Park with the first gold medal won during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. *** Local Caption *** Sage Kotsenburg

Scott Halleran

Snowboard slopestyle gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. got a nice surprise when a traveler offered him his plane ticket so he could get home to visit his parents.

America’s new king of “spoice,” who’s been making the rounds since becoming the first gold medal winner of the Sochi Olympics, thanked the man on Twitter afterwards and explained why he was so desperate to see his Mom and Dad:

Kotsenburg has become one of Team USA’s biggest stars from Sochi since his victory, with his popularity seemingly growing by the minute.

Even the pilot of his plane wanted a picture with him:

But after a whirlwind media tour, one assumes it’ll be nice for him to have some time with his family.

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