Words are a powerful thing. An outpouring of support is coming in for a young boy who has become viral sensational after being featured on ‘Humans of New York’s social media accounts. Some of that support comes from two very powerful women: Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres.
Hillary Clinton, 67, and Ellen DeGeneres, 57, are using their influence wisely. The two women took to social media to show their support for a young boy featured on Humans of New York who is struggling with his sexuality. The post comes exactly one week following the huge decision by the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage.
The viral post shows a young boy looking extremely upset and teary-eyed. He is sitting on a step with his head in his hand and the snap is captioned with his emotional testament: “I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me.”
In true Humans of New York fashion, the subject is not identified, but you can’t help but care about them nonetheless. So it’s no surprise that a famous face or two was also touched by this one portrait in particular.
Hillary caught wind of the viral post and used her savvy social media skills to share some wonderful advice with the boy. She commented under the photo on Facebook: “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. –H.”
Her amazing words have already garnered close to 73,000 likes and 1600 comments. One of those comments was from the Humans of New York Facebook account which responded with, “Thanks for this Ms. Clinton.”
Another powerful woman was Ellen, who also took a liking to the post. She responded under the boy’s pic on July 4 with, “Not only will people like you, they’ll love you. I just heard of you and I love you already.” Her words have gained almost 44,000 likes!
It truly is amazing how much support this boy is getting. We hope he sees that even strangers already love him, and they don’t even know who he is!
HollywoodLifers — do you think it’s amazing that Hillary and Ellen weighed in on the post? Sound off below!
— Brittany King