That was the case Friday night, as the shirtless flag bearer from Tonga, covered in baby oil sent social media into a frenzy.
Pita Nikolas Aufatofua, who carried the flag for Tonga, will go for the gold in taekwondo. Pita is not only an Olympian, he's also a great humanitarian. He spends most of his time working with homeless kids in Australia.
Below are just some of the tweets after his appearance in the opening ceremonies.