September 6, 2016 2:44 PM EDT

Simone Biles has a lot of celebrity superfans. Channing Tatum, he of Magic Mike fame, supremely enviable dancing ability, and a Harvard education (took an Executive Education course,) happens to be one of them. So the thoughtful Ellen Degeneres made his dreams come true by introducing the six-foot-one actor to the four-foot-nine Olympic athlete.

In an Ellen Show clip, Tatum explains his theory about Biles’s insane athletic ability: he’s convinced that gravity just works differently on her, basically.

“She’s so tiny that she has a harder time holding onto the ground than just going up,” he muses, “because she’s always just flying away.”

Finally, Biles — who’s a Magic Mike fan herself — gets the chance see Tatum at his best. That is, he transforms into a human display case for four of her medals. Graciously, Biles even allows him to wear one around his neck. Watch above.

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