Since we have to assume you, like us, don’t keep too up to date on your ABC Family programming, there’s a show called The Fosters that first aired in 2013 that follows the lives of the coincidentally named Foster family — an interracial lesbian couple raising a mix of biological, adopted and foster children. How’s that for diversity?
Fans of the show have been following the budding friendship of 13-year-old foster child Jude Foster and his schoolmate Connor Schoolmate. Oh, no sorry it’s just “Connor.”
It’s made clear early on that Jude is probably gay. In one of their scenes together, Connor paints his nails in solidarity after Jude is bullied for doing the same:
Which is pretty damn cute. But the cuteness doesn’t end there.
After a camping trip where something happened in the tent, the two are at a movie together and engage is some sickeningly sweet pinky holding:
And then in the most recent episode, Jude blows up at Connor for all the mixed signals, telling him, “You kissed me! Remember? In the tent? And then at the movie theatre you held my hand. And now all day you’ve been…I just… I don’t get this. I don’t get you.”
And that’s when Connor goes in for the kiss, which by all accounts is the youngest same-sex kiss to be shown on television: