Simone Biles Pledges Support For Kids In Need With Touching Message

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Simone Biles is warming hearts as she reaches out and pledges to support foster kids in need. The Olympic gymnast proved she's got a heart of gold this week while also reflecting on her own upbringing in foster care. The world's most-decorated gymnast was, alongside her siblings, raised in foster care until they were all finally adopted by a maternal grandmother.

Now, the Athleta partner is supporting the charity Friends of the Children, saying that she's "inspired by the work they do" and wants to "give back" herself. She posted to Instagram with a video to announce her pledge.

Showing Her Support

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Posting for her 6.7 million IG followers and amid continued headlines she's making for her engagement to NFL player Jonathan Owens, Biles was filmed indoors, walking through a daylit space while in a chic black top with long sleeves. Simone also wore a classy silver pendant necklace with her long locks down.

She was filmed by a crew and enjoyed her shoot while speaking to a foster family that included an excited-looking little girl. A lengthy caption explained more as the Gold Medal winner also gained over 14,000 likes.

Giving Back

Simone opened: "A solid foundation is key to controlling complexity. For me, that’s my family. Friends. Mentors. They help me adapt to whatever life throws at me. But not everyone has a support system like I do. As a former foster kid, I understand just how difficult that can make things — and it’s a huge reason why I work with Friends of the Children."

Biles added that the charity teams up foster kids with "paid, professional mentors" and that she looks up massively to their work. Here, Biles looked back on her own youth. The A-Lister said that the charity was supporting kids facing the "same systemic obstacles" that she had also faced. She also confirmed partnering with Axonius Life.

A Proud Axonius Partner

Name-dropping Control Complexity with Axonius, the cyber-security firm, Simone continued:

"I’m proud to partner with Axonius on the next leg of their Controlling Complexity campaign, centered around this quote: “In the face of enormous complexity, the best not only find a way to adapt to the challenge. They also find a way to give back.”

Hitting Miami

Not long after her share, Simone posted in a honey-colored, ribbed miniskirt and cropped sweater while looking cute as a button in a bucket hat. She said that "Miami is for me" while joking about "who's buying the house." Simone lives in Texas in a luxurious home complete with an outdoor pool. She regularly updates with beau Jonathan Owens, to whom she is now engaged. Simone called it the "easiest yes" earlier this year as she and Jonathan look forward to marriage.

Fans seem to be digging the video, leaving plenty of likes and comments.

"Yessss this resonates with me so much Definitely with me being a former foster kid myself," one wrote, with others leaving the thumbs-up.

Another user said that they, too, were a foster child while thanking Simone for her work.