WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

Hillary Clinton And Ellen Degeneres Comfort Upset Gay Boy They Met On The Internet

Some big names have shown up in the comments section of a recent Facebook post from photographer Brandon Stanton’s popular Humans of New York feed.

If you aren’t familiar with the page, the name pretty much says it all. 13 million subscribers agree it’s some of the best people watching you never have to leave home for.

But this particular post was rather heartbreaking — a young boy looks down with deep concern, accompanied by the quote, “I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me.”

Here’s how it looked on Facebook:

“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 picture received over 600k likes and nearly 60k shares and comments, including from Hillary Clinton, Ellen Degeneres and George Takei.

Here’s what Hills had to say:

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Ellen had some similar encouragement:

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We’d like to add: you will meet so many different kinds of people out there. Find out what you love about them and hang on to the ones who show you the same respect and compassion. As our friend Hillary said, there will be lots of them.