A couple caused controversy when pictures of them walking through the Staten Island Mall went viral. Now they've come forward to explain.

Who would get upset about that? Oh wait, everybody. (via Reddit)

The picture above, and other images of this couple, have been all over the Internet in the past two weeks. They were taken on Saturday, May 16 at the Staten Island Mall in New York City. The pair in the photos, who weren't identified at the time, didn't seem the least bit shy. They posed for plenty of pictures, and didn't even let up when approached by mall security.

They don't cover this in mall cop training. (via Reddit)

Someone even took a video of them in a park after they had left the mall. The man was seen taking the woman off her leash so she could get a drink.

Sources: NY Daily News