Their kiss had been seen by millions on live television on NFL draft day.
But what viewers did not know was that on the day Michael Sam met boyfriend Vito Cammisano years earlier, Cammisano was dressed as a bunny.
Sam, the first openly gay player in the history of the NFL. and Cammisano met at one of the first big parties he attended in his freshman year at the University of Missouri.
It was a lingerie party and Cammisano, a star swimmer at the school, was dressed as a rabbit with a bushy white tail.