woman hugginh child outdoors
Mayukh Saha
Mayukh Saha
February 14, 2024 ·  2 min read

The optical illusion in this photo of a hugging couple will drive you insane

There are quite a few optical illusions out there on the internet that are simply too confusing, even after repeated glances. Today’s one is right up there among the best.

Today’s confounding picture comes from Reddit. The comments on this photo echoed the exact sentiment. Everyone who viewed it wondered what actually was happening in the picture.

Who Is Hugging Whom In This Optical Illusion?

Take a look at the optical illusion:

The image had been posted in 2016 first. It has recently gone viral once more. You might not think anything is wrong at first glance. But look again, and especially at the legs of the hugging couple. Are they not in an impossible position?

One of the Reddit users was too confused by the image and could only ask for an adult to help them.

So, we suppose you have taken a good long look at the picture? You may have started asking: Which pair of legs belong to which person? Or, is that the legs of the woman in front while her torso is behind the man? Or, where are the legs of the man?

Fortunately, we have the answers to all those questions, thanks to Reddit user ladypine. They noted that the secret of the illusion is the man’s shorts’ color.

Here is her explanation:

The guy is wearing shorts that are black and white. The girl is wearing a black dress, which gives the illusion that the black part of the shorts goes higher than the white part, but it’s just her dress making it look that way.

So, do you see the two couples and their legs probably now? If you enjoyed it, share it with your friends and family!

Meanwhile, here are some more optical illusions you might enjoy: