All hail, Jerry Harris, the King of Mat Talk! The 20-year-old Navarro Cheer athlete has stolen the hearts of Netflix subscribers around the nation with his charisma, and I’m thrilled to his moments of encouragement all in one video. In the docuseries, Jerry brought joy to the gym when his teammates needed it most. “You can hear him from the other side of the floor,” fellow cheerleader LaDarius Marshall said. “He don’t mat talk just one person. He’ll mat talk the entire team and it makes you want to do better as a an athlete.”
If you miss Jerry’s mat talk in your own life, just press play on Netflix’s recent compilation video. The streaming service picked out the all-star’s best moments from Cheer season one (fingers crossed for a season two!) and I’m tempted to make this clip part of my daily affirmations. Jerry’s hype man status reaches so far, he’s mat talking strangers on the street and walking the red carpet as Ellen DeGeneres’s Oscars correspondent this year. Can you blame everyone for getting starstruck around him? He’s the man with a positive plan.