The Internet Is Freaking Out Over the Optical Illusion in This Photo of a Hug

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It's the most confusing hug since your crush hugged you on the last day of seventh grade and you didn't know what it meant! 

This photo of two people hugging on a beach has the internet freaking out:

Source: Imgur
Source: Imgur

The photo was uploaded to Reddit earlier this week where it accrued hundreds of comments.

Take a look at their legs. Which legs belong to which person? Is she lifting him up? Are his legs somehow passing through her body? What is happening?!

Are you ready for the explanation?

It's the shorts. He's wearing two-tone gym shorts. Congratulations, internet, you've solved another mystery!