It was in Times Square on VJ Day 1945. A sailor celebrated the end of the war and that he would not have to return to combat by grabbing, embracing and kissing a complete stranger – a dental assistant on a break.
You can watch their story HERE. The two are older, frailer and “spoiler alert” – they do not recreate the kiss that became immediately identified with the end of WWII thanks to photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt.
However, former sailor was very gentlemanly – holding her hand – as she stepped down into the street where the initial kiss happened.