Not sure if you heard, but there was a big craze around the "First Kiss" video where a filmmaker set up two strangers to meet and kiss like they'd just finished drinks and were heading back to someone's apartment. The Gay Women Channel on YouTube decided to have a little fun with it. They found some mildly homophobic but open volunteers to meet gay people and have a very safe, platonic hug. The results were surprisingly heartwarming. Especially at 2:07. And 2:31. And 2:44. And then at 3:00, I just laugh.
You could share this if you think more people could use a hug. Your call though. But I'll hug you if you do. Just sayin'.
Female: You like ... you like women?
Male: How's it goin'?
Male: Hi. I'm Josh. Nice to meet ya.
Female: Hi. I'm Kaitlyn.
Male: You look nervous.
Male: I'm always nervous.
Male: I'm a pretty nervous guy.
Female: This is Katie.
Female: Hi. Nice to meet you.
Male: Why did you think it ever was a sin?
Female: Oh, because it says so in the Bible.
Female: So, which one of you is gay?
Female: Over here.
Female: We were taught that it's wrong.
Male: So, how do you kiss another guy? I don't get that.
Male: The same way you kiss another girl.
Female: So, are you gay?
Female: You're so pretty to be gay.
Male: I feel gay men have more sex than straight men.
Male: I don't know. I've been with my boyfriend for 10 years and I've never had sex with anybody else.
Male: Well, I play the banjo.
Male: That's cute.
Male: I can't ... I don't , I don't ... I'm not sure of a response to that.
Female: You're kind of cute. That doesn't hurt.
Male: It doesn't hurt?
Female: I like your lipstick.
Female: Thank you.
Male: I could do without the gay parade.
Male: Then don't go?
Male: If I... If you didn't know would you think I was gay?
Male: You knew?
Female: Well, yeah.
Female: Of course. I mean, look at you. You're gorgeous.
Female: You prefer handshake? Hello.
Female: So, do you want to... you want to just go for it?
Female: Remember [inaudible 00:02:01].
Female: Should we start with hugging?
Female: Oh, fine, fine, yeah, geez.
Male: [inaudible 00:02:06] oh, yeah. There we go. Oh.
Male: It's OK. Right?
Male: Oh, you're easy to hug.
Female: Squishing our . . .
Female: . . . boobs together. OK, OK.
Female: OK. Bring it in for... bring it in for a hug here.
Male: Try not to hug too strong.
Male: Okay, yeah.
Male: Come here bro.
Male: Okay, oh!
Male: I did shave before coming, so I'm a little... I'd be a little less scared.
Male: My face.
Female: You kind of remind me of my husband, you know that?
Female: I'm still normal. You're still normal.
Female: Same people.
Female: Same people, just hugging.
Female: What! You rock it like a superstar.
Female: Yeah, absolutely.
Male: You seem like a cool guy, just I think you're, you know, you're a little sexy. It's kind of gross.
Male: I think your whole sex thing is kind of gross.
Male: Fair enough.
Male: It's true.