They’re the cutest couple since Yanny and Laurel.
What started off as an innocent hug between two coworkers has turned into the latest viral sensation baffling the internet.
Here’s the full photo, which was posted by Twitter user @Boom_likean808:
At first glance, this seems pretty straightforward. The man in blue is hugging the woman in the magenta shirt from behind while she sits at her computer.
Right? But if you take a closer look, you realize things aren’t exactly as they seem.
Look at the man’s shoes:
He seems to be wearing heels.
Now, we’re not judging. If a man can get around in heels, that’s actually pretty impressive. But it is the first clue that there’s more to this than meets the eye.
“At first i thought he was wearing the heels,” @Boom_likean808 wrote in the tweet … a caption that confused some of his followers:
I don’t get it.. 😩🤦🏽♂️ he is wearing heels! 🙄
— TJ (@tj_huggins23) May 25, 2018
But as much as it looks that way, he’s not the one wearing the heels.
The photo’s perspective makes it look like they’ve switched bodies.
In reality, the man is sitting at the computer, and the woman—in the heels, white pants and blue shirt—is hugging him.
Instead of the man hugging her over her right shoulder, she’s hugging him over his left.
Another Twitter user offered this handy visual guide to those still not believing it:
— bruh😪(Rip X🌹) (@joeyflaco1) May 27, 2018
Minds were blown on the internet:
— .timbsinthesummertime (@woedere) May 25, 2018
Yo, u don’t know how long I stared at this photo like “he is wearing them tho” 🤭😂
— NiQuE nIqUe🤤 (@LoveUnique__) May 25, 2018
Same i hate this picture lmao
— Pinche Chillona 🌹 (@fabyyy93) May 25, 2018
When I finally saw it pic.twitter.com/XuclcGXgnM
— In Vino Veritas (@ccharrington11) May 25, 2018
Like “The Dress” and “Yanny vs. Laurel,” the illusion was made completely by accident, according to @Boom_likean808, whose real name is Christopher Joseph.
“An ex-employee … took the picture with a coworker and it ended up being an optical illusion,” he told Today. “It was done by mistake.”
It’s not the first time unusual photo angles accidentally created an optical illusion. Some Twitter users even chimed in with their own examples:
— Madi (@madi_altman) May 26, 2018
But the office picture is notable because it’s just so convincing—even when you know who’s who, it’s hard to shake the first impression that the guy is in heels.
I can't unsee the guy wearing the heels
— lil' mama (@dawnita67) May 26, 2018
He’s wearing heels, I don’t care anymore 😂.
— Jaylyn.xo (@Jay_sierra13) May 26, 2018
Another day, another viral optical illusion, and another reminder that your eyes might just be deceiving you.
I heard "Yanny". Thats all im saying.🤷🏾♂️
— Drake's life coach (@Tobin_Frost) May 25, 2018