Twitter fell in love with the news.
The Twittersphere is pretty ecstatic about a picture posted by Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky in which he embraces classmate and gun reform advocate David Hogg on Monday. The Tweet was captioned simply “Prom 2018.”
Kasky is openly gay, but Hogg isn’t. As much as people loved the photo, some playfully suggested that Hogg smile. He referenced fellow activist Emma Gonzalez in his response, “@Emma4Change already did.”
Despite Hogg’s facial expression, the response from followers celebrated the duo’s announcement.
“Everything is SO right about this photo!
Gay + Gay Date = Love
Straight + Straight Date = Friendship
Gay + Straight Date = Kindness
Love + Friendship + Kindness = Humanity”
Another noted how times have changed:
"When I was in High School I wasn't allowed to bring my boyfriend. Thankfully, the world is changing and you two are able to enjoy what we all want. #Prom2k18"
One user showed appreciation for the young men and their work:
"This photo is adorable. I love everything you guys stand for, and I thank you for giving me hope for the future."
The May 5 affair will pay special tribute to the shooting victims who died during the February 14 attack: Nicholas Dworet, Joaquin Oliver, Meadow Pollack, and Carmen Schentrup.