Humans of New York

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Recently, I’ve been on the Humans of New York website a lot looking at all the pictures and reading their captions. Something I’ve noticed is that a lot of people, when talking about things they have been lucky to receive like clothing or food, have mentioned God. They have mentioned prayer and faith and trust in God. For me, that’s really important. I’m Catholic and I believe whole-heartedly in God. Sometimes, however, it’s easy to doubt your faith and trust. But when I read the quotes about other people’s faith it restores my faith. Not only in God, but in humanity.

The creator of HONY has interviewed thousands of people on the streets of New York and the fact that these people spare a few minutes to talk to him and allow him to photograph them shows that people still care. People still want to love and be loved. Sometimes, the world makes this seem otherwise, but that’s the truth at the heart of the matter. We’re all just trying to make it in this crazy world and most of us don’t want to be alone doing it.

Anyway, I highly recommend checking out the website and the Facebook page for HONY. You won’t regret it.


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