Identity Of Kissing Couple At Vancouver Riots Revealed


It’s the the jaw-dropping photo that’s gone viral around the world.

As all hell broke loose during the Vancouver riot, a couple layed in the street and shared a passionate kiss.

Now we’re learning the identity of the star-crossed lovers. He’s a 29-year-old comedian from Australia named Scott Jones. She’s a Canadian college student named Alex Thomas. And they just started dating.

Jones and Thomas were attending game seven of the Stanley Cup finals that the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins.

They found themselves trapped in the mayhem outside the arena when Alex suddenly fell and injured her leg.

Jones’s father gave a Skype interview from his home in Australia, saying: “She was crying and upset so Scott was lying next to her just comforting her and as part of that, he gave her a kiss on the lips to say it was going to be okay.”

A moment after the kiss, you can see Jones looking around for help. A witness on the roof snapped the photo as people rushed to come to her aide.

On his Facebook page, Jones wrote of the kiss seen round the world: “Classic! This was shortly after the riot police run over the top of us and naturally Alex needed some comforting.”

Their kiss reminds many of the iconic photo taken in New York’s Times Square on the day World War II ended.

But amid the senseless violence there was love among the ruins. And a knight in shining armor.

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Posted on June 18, 2011, in Hollywood Buzz. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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