Love looks like what it looks like, and it is beautiful. Sgt. Brandon Morgan kisses his partner Dalan Wells upon arriving home in Hawai’i.

gay marine kiss A Homecoming Kiss for a Gay Marine

Here’s what Sgt. Morgan had to say about their picture going viral:

“To everyone who has responded in a positive way, my partner and I want to say thank you. Dalan, the giant in the photo, can’t believe how many shares and likes we have gotten on this. We didn’t do this to get famous, or something like that. We did this cause after 3 deployments and four years knowing each other, we finally told each other how we felt. As for the haters, let em hate…to quote Kat Williams, everyone needs haters, so let them hate. We are the happiest we have ever been and as for the whole PDA and kissing slash hugging in uniform…it was a homecoming. If the Sergeants Major, Captains, Majors, and Colonels around us didn’t care…then why do you care what these random people have to say? In summation, thank you for your love and support. I received a lot of friend requests off this. I don’t just accept requests so if your request was because of this post, message me and let me know. Goodnight all, and Semper Fi.”

Wow.

[via the Gay Marines Facebook page; h/t NPR]