The Story of the Kissing Couple (6 pics)
This photo was posted in one of picdumps last week. And here is the story behind this picture. It was taken by photographer Richard Lam as violence erupted following the Canucks' 4-0 defeat by the Boston Bruins. The couple have been identified, as Australian Scott Jones and his Canadian girlfriend Alex Thomas. Scott has been in the country for six months, working as a bar tender while he tries to make it as a stand-up comedian. Alex is a student at the University of Guelph in Ontario and the couple have not been dating long. They were between the riot police and the rioters, and the riot police were charging forward, and Alex got knocked by a police shield and fell to the ground. Scott was comforting her and gave her a kiss to say, 'It's going to be OK,' and the photographer just took the shot at that moment. Alex is now recovering from the bruised leg she suffered as she fell to the ground.