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The Famous Kissing Couple From The Vancouver Riots Are Still Together And Adorable

Chaos breeds closeness.

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After the image went around the world, we learned the couple was Scott Jones of Australia and Alex Thomas of Canada. They gave an interview to CBC.

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"I was starting to get really frightened because I’d never experienced anything like that before, and it’s really scary," Thomas said about the moment before the kiss. "I was upset, and I fell down, and didn’t really know exactly what was happening."

"I was just trying to calm her down," Jones said.

That was almost exactly four years ago. What are they up to now? The Huffington Post tracked them down in Australia. They're still together, and a copy of the photo hangs in their Melbourne home.

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He manages a bar and she is an engineer with Yarra Valley Water.

Thomas told BuzzFeed Canada that their time together in Vancouver was special because she was able to show Jones her part of the world.

"It was a really fun time of getting to know each other," she said. "Plus, showing Scott all the things I love about the west coast: hiking, the mountains, the forests, Granville Island, taking the ferry, and yes, watching hockey."

"We love traveling so the standard four weeks of annual leave you get here makes a huge difference," Thomas said. "It allows us to explore new countries plus visit family and have friends visit us too." Here they are in Chile.

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It's nowhere near as famous as the other photo, but photographer Rich Lam snapped another shot when the couple were on the street.

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"There's another photo a couple seconds later where I'm looking back toward the cops and I'm pulling a weird face," Jones told the Vancouver Sun. "That wasn't a particularly romantic photo, but a few seconds before it was."

Thomas said she never played hockey, which makes it "very unexpected to have ended up in a photo associated with the sport. I'd say there are not many iconic hockey pics without players in them."

Jones told the Huffington Post they are happy in Australia and that Thomas recently applied for her Australian citizenship.

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We asked her what's different about living in Australia.

"Australia is further away from everywhere, hotter and has possums and kangaroos instead of squirrels and raccoons," she said.

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