In March 2020, Emily Yang Liu spent hours each day in virtual meeting…. To keep herself engaged, she pinned her work crush, Jacob Michael Klinker, to her screen.

One day in April 2020, the product manager on the team, Ronald Ho, pinged her during the meeting and said, “Why do you have Jake pinned to your screen?” It turns out that Ms. Liu, 36, had a large mirror behind her, and people in the meetings could see the reflection of her laptop – and Mr. Klinker, 29, on her screen as a large square with everyone else in miniature.

Spoiler warning: A wedding photo tops this article.

A Secret Crush Goes Public in a Work Meeting (NYTimes / Sadiba Hasan)

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