[gif. of two young men being excited at a sports game and kissing over an older man with a beard sitting in between them. After their short bit of kissing, they sit back down and continue cheering at the game, while the camera zooms in on the face of the guy sitting between them. He looks quite startled and shocked.]
When people tell me "They're just fictional characters", I feel bad for that person because their imagination is so stunted that they can't feel the life breathing from the characters that are alive in ways they cannot ever understand.