The “first kiss” is a long-standing, heartwarming and emotional tradition in the navy.
If you haven’t heard of it before, a sailor who has been deployed for a long period of time can win the opportunity to be the first person to walk off the ship and kiss their partner.
And, for the first time, a male sailor walked off the boat and shared his first kiss with his boyfriend.
The Huffington Post says that “time seemed to stand still” when Master Seaman, Francis Legare, finally left his HMCS Winnipeg and kissed his partner, Corey Vantour.
Legare had been gone for exactly 255 days when he was reunited with Vantour and described the moment he finally came backas “unreal”.