Image source: Guardian
Australian Scott Jones and Canadian Alexandra Thomas became an Internet sensation when this picture was snapped in the midst of the riots after the Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup. The lightning speed with which it circled the globe shows the power of mystery (are they kissing or not?), sensuality (the closeness is beautiful) and intimacy (which is only heightened by the violence around them). It was a compelling moment, a protective embrace in a dangerous scene, another example of beauty in the chaos. Kudos to Scott – this is heroism in HD.