What's the story of these men?
Because thoughts of sex take up a great deal of cultural bandwidth in the West, most of us assume them to be in a sexual relationship.
But these men lived in a time in America when friends and relatives felt comfortable holding hands and being physically close to one another.
Touching and being touched is good for us, but to enjoy this goodness people today must negotiate a treacherous terrain of expectations and feelings about appropriateness.
How did this happen?