Cute or cringe-worthy? 20 strangers share a first kiss in viral ad

By Danielle Brennan

We've all been there: The first kiss moment. It's awkward, exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time. But what if the kiss was with a complete stranger?

"First Kiss," a video going viral Tuesday, captures just that, as filmmaker Tatia Pilieva recruited 20 strangers to plant smooches on each other for the first time while cameras were rolling.

The video, posted Monday, had already racked up more than 5 million views by Tuesday afternoon. In a tweet Tuesday, clothing brand Wren revealed it was an ad for the company's fall 2014 collection.



Viewers deemed it both beautiful and a little uncomfortable (our offices, for the record, were mixed on whether it was cute or cringe-worthy).

And now that it's been outed as an ad, we're a little more skeptical over the seemingly candid moments. But its blend of awkward and sweet has made it viral gold, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

What do you think — swoon or skip?