After a foot-stomping, booty-shaking performance during the Super Bowl 2013 halftime show, an excited Beyonce celebrated her flawless performance with an adorable rib-crushing hug from her husband Jay-Z backstage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Dressed in a black robe after a non-stop performance that would leave us mere mortals dry-heaving on stage, Bey was all smiles while Hovah congratulated her on her success, a moment which was quickly snapped and preserved on Instagram.

She earned every bear hug she got.

Beyonce later Instagrammed a note (as is her wont) to her fellow performers, including Jennifer Hudson (who performed 'America the Beautiful'), Alicia Keys (who opened the festivities with 'The Star-Spangled Banner'), and her former Destiny's Child members Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.

"What a proud day for African-American women. You are all beautiful, talented and showed so much class. It was an honor to perform at the Super Bowl with you phenomenal ladies," she wrote.

Bey capped off an epic day by announcing the dates for her upcoming 'Mrs. Carter Show' world tour. And if what we saw on Sunday night was a preview, the planet is in for one hell of show indeed.