Kiss Cam Video Becomes A Viral HitBy: Daryl Nelson - February 20, 2014
Whenever a couple attends a sporting event of some kind, there’s a good chance their faces will appear in a kiss cam, and if that’s the case, they’ll probably feel instant pressure to smooch in front of thousands of people.
But what happens when the couple at the sporting event isn’t really a couple, and they’re actually brother and sister?
That’s exactly what happened to Adam Martin when he attended a University of Minnesota hockey game with his female sibling, because as soon they appeared on the kiss cam screen, Martin whipped out a hilarious, but very appropriate sign.
“My sister,” a white piece of paper read. It also showed an arrow pointing to the woman sitting next to him.
Apparently, Martin prepared the sign beforehand since it was Valentine’s Day, because he wanted an instant explanation for not kissing the woman that was seated next to him. “It was Valentine’s Day and I was taking my sister with me to a hockey game,” he said in an interview.
“I was not going to be caught off guard. I was sitting next to an attractive woman and I didn’t want people to heckle me.”
Amazingly, the whole thing made it on to YouTube and received over 6 million hits in just three day’s time, and choosing to show the sign saved Martin a lot of explaining after the game he said, because he was almost sure that he would end up on the kiss cam.
“The perception whether at the game or before it is that we’d look like we were on a date, so I wanted to make sure that there was a clean line, a sibling line between the two of us,” he explained.
And now that Martin is a big Internet star, it should be easy for him to meet someone and bring her to the next hockey game, where it’s almost certain he’ll be in the kiss cam again. But you can almost guarantee his reaction will be different then.
Image via YouTube