Hillary Clinton comments on 'Humans of New York' post, gives advice to gay teen

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Humans of New York is no stranger to heart-warming and emotional moments. But one recent post has made many people break out the tissues.

On Friday, the popular Facebook page posted an interview with a homosexual teenager who spoke frankly about his fears. In the young boy claimed "I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me."

"I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me."

Posted by Humans of New York on Friday, July 3, 2015


The post quickly went viral, with many Facebook users expressing their well wishes and pieces of advice for him. But one unexpected person chimed into the conversation.

Quickly after the picture went up, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responded, ""Prediction from a grown-up: Your future is going to be amazing. You will surprise yourself with what you're capable of and the incredible things you go on to do. Find the people who love and believe in you – there will be lots of them."

The comment was signed as "- H" which indicated that Clinton herself had authored the post instead of a member of her team. Brandon Stanton, the photographer and founder of the page, quickly thanked Hillary for her support, following up with a simple, "Thanks for this Ms. Clinton."

Between the heart-wrenching, candid snap and Hillary's motherly-love, we think it's no surprise the interaction is currently breaking the Internet.

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