Hillary Clinton left the most-liked comment on a heartbreaking Humans of New York (HONY) photo that went viral last weekend, offering advice to a young boy who worried he would not be liked because he is gay.
The photo, taken by HONY photographer Brandan Stanton, shows the boy crying on a New York City stoop, with the caption, “I’m homosexual, and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me.”
Two hours after the photo was posted to the HONY Facebook page, Clinton wrote, “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 “- H” indicating that it was written by Clinton herself rather than her campaign team.
Within 24 hours, the photo had been shared more than 47,000 times, according to The New York Times, and 33,000 people had “liked” Clinton’s comment. By Sunday morning, her comment had over 62,000 likes.
“Proud to celebrate a historic victory for marriage equality — & the courage & determination of LGBT Americans who made it possible. -H,” she tweeted.
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