A same-sex couple in Putnam County was voted "cutest couple" by fellow students — a first for the New York high school.
"I think it speaks to the supportive atmosphere of the school. They feel comfortable and safe," Carmel High School Principal Kevin Carroll tells NBC 4 New York.
Brad Taylor and Dylan Meehan started dating about a year ago when their mutual friend, Kirsten Sweeny, set them up, the teens said.
"As soon as we said the first words, 'we are together,' after that, it wasn't that big of a deal," Meehan tells NBC 4 New York.
The teen romance has inspired supporters from around the country.
A friend of the couple posted a picture of Taylor and Meehan on Tumblr. The photo has been seen by more than 100,000 people, with mostly positive comments.
"People they don’t even know have been coming up and telling them how happy they are,” Sweeny said.
This fall, both teens plan to attend NYU.