One Kiss Can Make You Immortal

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By Gopi Chandra Kharel | March 15, 2014 11:55 PM EST

It has been theoretically proved that one kiss can make a person immortal, as demonstrated by the famous U.S. Navy WWII sailor who is remembered not for fighting the war, but for kissing a random nurse; a story that went on to make history.

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Glenn McDuffie, who is eternally remembered for his kiss with a nurse in the famous New York Times Square photo taken on 14 August 1945, died on Sunday

Glenn McDuffie, who is eternally remembered for his kiss with a nurse in the famous New York Times Square photo taken on 14 August 1945, died on Sunday; various news sources reported.

The man made headlines for his repeated claims of being the sailor in the photograph who spontaneously kissed a woman in the Times Square, one of the most iconic images of World War II.

Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt reportedly took the image after the news of Japan's surrender filtered through, an event that led both to the end of WWII and an outburst of emotion in McDuffie's heart, leading him to impulsively kiss a woman walking by.

McDuffie probably didn't realize then that his kiss would be remembered long after it took place.

"I was so happy. I ran out in the street," McDuffie, who was then an 18-year-old, said. He was reportedly on his way to visit his girlfriend.

"And then I saw that nurse.She saw me hollering and with a big smile on my face...I just went right to her and kissed her."

Edith Shain, who worked in a nearby hospital, later claimed to be the nurse in the famed picture. She died in 2010.

McDuffie's claim to be the man in the photo was supported by a police forensic artist's analysis. 

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Glenn McDuffie, who is eternally remembered for his kiss with a nurse in the famous New York Times Square photo taken on 14 August 1945, died on Sunday
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