Even though it’s none of their business, many people jump into assumptions whenever they see two men holding hands, hugging each other, or showing other kinds of affection. The thing is, though, these things are considered “normal” if two women do them, but if men are doing it, people instantly think that they’re gay.
Dorian “Scottie” Wilson is an artist and photographer that recently took it to Twitter to break this stereotype by sharing his truly wholesome story that shares a message that is very often overlooked: Male friendships exist, and men can be close to other men without having anything sexual between them.
He shared that, as we all know, “manhood” leaves very little room for the kind of emotional intimacy friendship requires. Men, however, are human beings like the rest of us, and they crave that closeness.
Robert Garfield, the author of Breaking the Male Code: Unlocking the Power of Friendship wrote that, and he added that men to stash their friendships away like baseball cards.
Knowing this, Wilson’s story is truly heartwarming, and you can check it out for yourself below.
This is how people reacted to the wholesome story: