Humans of New York

Updated 4:27 PM ET, Sat July 4, 2015
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"I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me," reads the caption in this photo featured in popular photo blog, Humans of New York. The photo was shared widely, prompting Hillary Clinton to offer words of comfort. Browse the gallery for more images from Humans of New York Courtesy of Humans of New York
Vidal Chastanet, 13, praised his principal in a post featured in Humans of New York in February. The picture went viral, prompting Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton to find out how he could help Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The story led President Barack Obama to request a meeting with Chastanet. Naturally, he obliged. Courtesy Humans of New York
"Just to let you know, I'm out here promoting my company. I know you wanted my photo because you thought I was a grown-ass man sitting around with a puppet." Courtesy Brandon Stanton
"I'm sorry, he's kind of shy." courtesy Brandon Stanton
"I'm a photographer."
"What do you photograph?"
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"The Storm Bringer" Courtesy Brandon Stanton
"To them, I'm mama." Courtesy Brandon Stanton
"Is that you?"
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