Yesterday, the ever-popular Humans Of New York project -- a blog run by photographer Brandon Stanton -- posted to its Facebook page moving image of a young boy who appeared to be crying. The caption read: "I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me."
For reasons that still aren't clear, Facebook administrators removed the image nearly right away, though it's since been re-posted. The photo quickly went viral, especially given its puzzling disappearance, and ended up attracting the attention of thousands. As of this writing, the post has over 531,000 likes and nearly 50,000 shares and comments.
One of those comments, though, is standing tall above the rest because of who wrote it -- Hillary Clinton. Adopting a warm, parental tone, Clinton told the boy, in short, that everything will work out in the end. In other words, it gets better.
That's the exchange captured in a tweet from Clinton staffer Kristina Schake, but if you can't read it, here's what she said:
"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."
Right on, Hill. You keep tellin' it like it is.