As per request… :-))) Thank you to everyone who voted, and steered me towards making this post first, your opinions were invaluable in stifling my indecisiveness! :-))) I’ve decided to split the GIFs into a couple of posts because I hate putting stuff under a cut, and I have many GIFs to share…enjoy! :-)))
In no particular order:
Grand Prix Final 2013
I love this one because they were SO happy! They were aglow with joy! <3 Their performance was jaw-droppingly sublime (one of my all-time favourites, actually), and they knew it, which makes it even harder to accept that they didn’t win the title.
Canadian Nationals 2012
This one always leaves me utterly speechless… eyes closed, no physical distance… look at the serenity on her face, look at the concentration on his… you can’t tell where one ends and the other begins… they are each other’s quantum of solace, zen palace, secret garden, you name it… and, to me, that is a truly beautiful, precious bond.
Skate Canada 2011
“Come to me my sweetest friend, can you feel my heart again, I’ll take you back where you belong…”, sang the Goo Goo Dolls. Tessa and Scott knew that they had done it, as evidenced by Scott’s little squeeze, and each welcomed the other into a warm embrace, because they had done it together, as equals.
The Ice Legends 2016
I was there, and I managed to film this hug, so it would be special to me regardless, but the fact that Scott decided to bury himself into Tessa is more than just an added bonus, it is an unequivocal example of how close they’ve become over the past few months. I think that the general sentiment in the patinoire went somewhere along the lines of: “What the f— are you guys doing out there in the dark?.” Ah, sweet torture…
All That Skate Summer 2011
This is one of those situations where I can’t really tell who is hugging whom… Scott invited Tessa into his arms, and Tessa hug-attacked him in response! <3 It was such a tender moment, Scott didn’t even hesitate to show Tessa that he thought she was beautiful, with or without a spray tan. His girl either way.