Humans of New York

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Edward Norton Raises $390K for Refugee Whose Story Moved Us

Family is headed to Michigan from Turkey

(Newser) - Lots of people are moved by the stories featured on Humans of New York —but not all of us are actor Edward Norton, who helped raise nearly $390,000 as of this writing for a Syrian refugee family headed to Troy, Mich., from Turkey, Michigan Live reports. Norton says... More »

Facebook Post Is So Moving, Even Obama Commented

President says story of charitable Iranian boy 'resonated'

(Newser) - President Obama was apparently perusing Facebook yesterday when he came across a post and was so moved, he decided to leave a comment. It's now getting plenty of attention. It appears on the Humans of New York page created by photographer Brandon Stanton, who posts photos of people he... More »

Clinton to Gay Kid: Your Future Will Be 'Amazing'

Candidate's 'prediction from a grown-up' on Facebook goes viral

(Newser) - It's a common enough sentiment among LGBT youth, who are estimated to be four times more likely than their straight counterparts to attempt suicide: "I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me." So went the... More »

Site Raises $1M So Brooklyn Kids Can Visit Harvard

'Humans of New York' helps out school

(Newser) - The creator of an uber-popular photography blog about the residents of New York City has helped raise $1 million and counting so kids in a high-crime area of Brooklyn can get a taste of the Ivy League. Brandon Stanton, founder of Humans of New York , set up the Indiegogo page... More »

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