The Bittersweet Reason This Selfie Is Going Viral

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Relationships are pretty much documented in real time on social media now and we all have those couples on our feed that snap selfies no matter where they go or what they're doing.

In this case, a couple documented the END of their relationship, courtesy of this divorce selfie (yes, those are a thing now) in front of the courthouse. The fact that they're smiling is pretty cool, because things obviously ended on a good note, but it was the touching they included that made the photo go viral.

Here's the full caption, that the now ex-wife wrote on her Facebook page. We're including it in its entirety because every single word is worth reading:

Here's Chris Neuman and I yesterday after filing for divorce! But we're smiling?! Yep, we're kooky like that. Are we smiling because the partner we chose for forever turned out not to be the forever partner we needed? Of course not. We're smiling because we have done something extraordinary (we think anyway!) We have respectfully, thoughtfully and honourably ended our marriage in a way that will allow us to go forward as parenting partners for our children, the perfect reason that this always WAS meant to be, so they will never have to choose. They'll never have to wonder which side of the auditorium to run to after their Christmas concert or spring play, because we'll be sitting together. They won't have to struggle with their own wedding planning because we'll be sitting on the same side of the aisle - THEIR side.

We have struggled, but we have succeeded in the plan we came up with together, to come out on the other side as their two parents who live in two houses who give them two teams to love them up two times as much. And now that you know it's possible - please consider our way if you find yourself on this road, or share our message if we can help remind them that it's possible to love your kids more than you hate/distrust/dislike your ex (which we have felt at times on the journey but for the record we do actually like each other). Nice work

The pic has already been shared over 35,000 times and the ex-husband replied, leaving a comment as touching as Shannon's original photo caption:
Congratulations, you two, on being absolutely epic human beings.
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