USA gymnast Danell Leyva’s towel has a life of its own

Danell Leyva's Towel

USA Today has the story on USA gymnast Danell Leyva’s towel, which has a cult following and might actually become famous than the athlete himself. @leyvastowel already has over 10,000 followers on Twitter. From the USA Today story:

“One aunt went to go buy a towel, and the other one went to her house to get a towel for me because I wanted something to wipe my sweat off,” he explained. “And they both came back with the exact same towel. I said, ‘OK, this is a coincidence. I’m going to keep these two as my lucky towels.’

“One of them ripped a couple of months later, so I just had the one. I’ve had it since 2007. It hasn’t left my side since.”

Still, if I think I’m going to befriend a cult-hero towel, I’d rather go with this one:

Photo: Credit: REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

About Ryan Berenz 1900 Articles
Devotee of Star Wars. Builder of LEGO. Observer of televised sports. Member of the Television Critics Association. Graduate of the University of Wisconsin. Connoisseur of beer. Consumer of cheese. Father of two. Husband of one. Scourge of the Alaskan Bush People. Font of Simpsons knowledge. Son of a Stonecutter.