Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres Provide Hope to Gay Teen Seen in Viral Humans of New York Post


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Humans of New York has done it again!

The popular photography blog, which features portraits of anonymous residents sharing candid and personal thoughts, is getting people talking once again after sharing an image of a young teenager opening up about his sexuality.

"I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me," the unknown man shared before getting his portrait taken by Brandon Stanton.

The honest words have clearly struck a nerve. In less than three days, the picture has already been shared more than 56,000 times and has received close to 600,000 likes on Facebook. 

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Furthermore, the emotional story has caught the attention of Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

"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," Clinton wrote on Facebook. "Find the people who love and believe in you—there will be lots of them. –H."

But wait, there's more! Ellen DeGeneres also saw the post and shared her support.

"Not only will people like you, they'll love you," the talk-show host wrote on Facebook. "I just heard of you and I love you already." 

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The post comes exactly one week after the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry anywhere in the United States.

"Today is a big step in our march toward equality," President Barack Obama shared on Twitter after the news broke. "Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins."

And this young gentleman from New York certainly won our hearts. The best is yet to come! 

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