18-year-old Chelsea had no idea she would get the response she did when she posted a photo of her classmates Brad Taylor And Dylan Meehan to her Tumblr blog this past week, with the entry being shared almost 100,000 times since then. The picture she posted was taken from her high school yearbook, and she included this caption:
“Two of my best friends won Cutest Couple of our senior class. First time in my school history a same sex couple has even been able to run for this category, not to mention winning it. So proud of them, and my school.”
The adoring couple was perhaps the most surprised about the whole thing. Taylor and Meehan sent an email to the Huffington Post to let them know how it feels to see their picture and relationship being shared all around the world.
“This whole thing has been a bit surreal for us because we have been raised to believe that love is love. We never realized that our happiness and openness would inspire so many individuals. The support we have received from our family, friends, and even strangers has led us to believe that our affection for each other is normal … When we started dating a year [ago], the thought of a photo of us traveling throughout the world would be a bit frightening, but now we are proud to be part of the LGBT community.”