Brazilian broadcaster Rede Globo on Friday aired the nation's first passionate kiss between two male characters on a prime-time telenovela.

Amor a Vida revolves around a wealthy family's quest to control San Magno Hospital in Sao Paulo.

The nightly soap opera features nearly 100 characters, including Felix Khoury (played by Mateus Solano) and Niko Corona (Thiago Fragoso).

In 2005, Rede Globo, the second-largest commercial TV network in the world behind ABC and the largest producer of telenovelas, filmed a passionate gay kiss on the soap America which never aired, according to GLAAD.

With the hashtag #BeijaFelixENiko (#KissFelixAndNiko) thousands of fans tweeted producers for a “real kiss.”

Felix and Niko gave their fans the kiss they had asked for during the show's finale.

(Watch the kiss at the show's website.)