Unfortunately, the truth wasn't nearly as satisfying: The next day, it was revealed that the "creature" was just a stunt by a certain British TV channel to help promote the upcoming show The Happenings, which -- judging by the "ad" -- is either a glowing sushi cooking show or a really low-budget Godzilla reboot.
The "Strangers Making Out" Video Was a Clothing Commercial
If you'd told us a month ago that a video of 20 strangers making out on camera would become a viral phenomenon, we'd assume it was a porno orgy that spawned some sort of new super-AIDS. It just doesn't seem like a very heartwarming premise -- and yet, 54 million views later, even the most unfeeling or weed-addled among us had to admit to being moved by the slow and natural progression from awkwardness to intimacy seen here:
And by "natural" we mean "acted," because these were all hired actors, models, and musicians -- you know, people whose job it is to make shit up and pretend. What's more, the video was done by WREN, an LA clothing brand. So no, this wasn't a genuine experiment on the human condition; it was a stunt to make you spend money. You have officially turned into your old aunt who gets teary-eyed during sappy Coca-Cola ads.
Which is better than what your uncle did when he watched this.
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