Humans of New York post gets response from President Obama

- A post by the wildly popular Humans of New York Facebook page has grabbed the attention of the White House. 

The author of the post, Brandon Stanton, just returned from Turkey and shared a story about a Syrian refugee who is being relocated to the United States:

"I learned today that I’m going to Troy, Michigan. I know nothing about it. I just hope that it’s safe and that it’s a place where they respect science."

The anonymous man also talks about the death of his wife and daughter during a bombing in a residential neighborhood in Syria. 

On Wednesday night, President Obama left this comment on the final post: "As a husband and a father, I cannot even begin to imagine the loss you've endured. You and your family are an inspiration. I know that the great people of Michigan will embrace you with the compassion and support you deserve"

The comment was getting a flurry of response from people on Facebook. 

See all seven of the HONY posts here (the comment from President Obama is in the final post): 

 

(1/7) “My parents were supportive of my education, but they didn’t direct me. My father was a farmer and my mother was...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, December 8, 2015
 

(2/7) “Our marriage wasn’t arranged. We married out of love. We met when we were students at university. She was...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, December 8, 2015
 

(3/7) “I built this compound for my family. I saved the money for it, I designed it myself, and I oversaw the...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, December 8, 2015
 

(4/7) “I was overseeing a project outside the city when the missile hit my house. Nobody was around to help, so my son...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, December 8, 2015
 

(5/7) “Everything that wasn’t destroyed in our house was stolen over the next two days. We left with nothing. I can’t...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, December 8, 2015
 

(6/7) “I had no problems before the bombing. I think the cancer came from my sadness and my stress. It’s in my...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, December 8, 2015
 

(7/7) “I still think I have a chance to make a difference in the world. I have several inventions that I’m hoping to...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

 

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