The 38-year-old pop icon posted an Instagram slideshow of herself and her boyfriend of three years, .
26-year-old personal trainer
Sam Asghari, on a beach date
in California on June 23.
In all of the images, the couple sports CDC-recommended face masks even though there are no other people in sight.
prompting some users to
question the explicit need
for such protective wear.
Asghari explained that, despite the fact that the couple was adhering to safe social distancing practices and likely did not need to be wearing masks in the moment.
they still wore them to take photos in
order to spread a positive message about coronavirus prevention to their followers.
Fans immediately spotted
Asghari’s reply and lauded
him for it on Twitter.
with one calling him and Spears “angels on earth” who are “conscious and considerate of their platform and using it for the greater good”