Pregnant Lesbian Couple Kisses in Viral Photo: See It Here!

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Melanie and Vanessa Iris Roy have gone viral.

The Charlotte residents posted side-by-side snapshots of their respective baby bumps on Instagram in February, with the Internet finally taking notice a couple months later and turning them into online sensations.

The first picture features a pregnant Melanie leaning in to plant a smooch on Vanessa. It was taken in the spring of 2014.

The second image depicts an expecting Vanessa resting her hand on her baby bump and returning the kissing favor to Melanie. It was snapped in 2015.

The couple's son, Jax, plays on the sand below his parents in the latter photograph.

Lesbian Pregnancy Kiss

"Trading places," Melanie wrote as a caption.

Slowly but surely over the past few weeks, LGBT advocacy websites picked up the precious split-screen Instagram picture.

It has garnered over 160,000 Likes and nearly 20,000 Shares alone on the Facebook page of a Brazilian advocacy organization known as The Rainbow Group.

"It's crazy to see that people were referring to my family as an inspiration," Melanie told The Huffington Post yesterday about the feedback she's received of late. "We are still in complete shock."

She hopes the photo will inspire other lesbian couples hoping to have kids.

"Vanessa and I have always said we would both like to carry," she added. "The woman's body is incredible. The way it creates and grows another human being is amazing. We hope that our picture is that sign that some women may need to encourage them to carry a child."

The viral image is reminiscent of one taken of BJ Barone and  Frankie Nelson in July 2014, as the gay dads photographed hugged their newborn baby.

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