This tweet about strangers staring at gay couples is going viral because it’s so true

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We’ve all been there…

You see a cute same-sex couple holding hands in public and you just can’t help staring. Maybe it’s the feeling of seeing someone from your tribe being out and proud, or maybe you just fancy them both.

But then one of them looks at you. You panic. You look away. You begin to worry that they’ll assume you’re judging them, or even worse, they’ll stop being affectionate because of you.

One Twitter user, Kait, has summed up this frustrating experience in a perfect tweet.

“Any gay couple holding hands in public who caught me staring at you: I’m gay and jealous not homophobic,” she wrote.

And it seems there’s plenty of other people who’ve had the same experience, as the message has almost 70,000 likes and over 25,000 retweets.

“I stare but I’m just really happy for them?? Like I think it’s so cute idk,” wrote one Twitter user.

“Same here but my problem is I look like the demographic that is homophobic,” added another.

“I need this on a shirt,” wrote another. “I stare because I love it and it makes me feel warm and fuzzy to see. I hope I never scared anyone.”

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