It’s the photo that has broken hearts across the world. But Facebook took it down.
Some of the posts on the Humans of New York Facebook page are funny. Some are thought-provoking. And then there are those so harrowing that they take your breath away.
This was one of those posts.
The post was incredibly powerful.
But Facebook’s first response was to remove the picture.
Brandon Stanton, the creator of Humans of New York, wrote:
Seems that Facebook removed the young man’s brave statement and is now preventing me from uploading any further photos. I’m hoping it was a mistake. It is currently still on Instagram and I’m trying to figure out how to get it back up.
Stanton’s FB privileges were revoked temporarily.
Thankfully, the picture was restored. Commenters immediately flooded the page with words of support for a young boy racked with so much fear and insecurity.
The image was so moving, it has attracted the attention of some big fans.
What advice would you give the boy in the photo?