When you post a picture on social media, you’re never quite sure who will see it.
That was the case for officer Brittany Beard Hilton of Texas, who posted this photo of her and her husband, fellow officer Steven, to her Facebook page, not knowing it would go viral with over 100,000 shares for one unexpected reason.
At first glance, this seems pretty straightforward.
Two (incredibly photogenic) cops taking a seflie. Hopefully, they weren’t driving when they took this pic. It doesn’t appear that they are. Other than that, what’s the big deal, right?
Well, to get at that, we have to get at the reasons for the pic.
As always, context is everything, even in the case of an innocuous selfie featuring two cute cops!