15 Of The Most Heartening and Heart-Wrenching “Humans of New York” Posts Ever

Humans of New York… such a simple, accessible, beautiful reminder that no two people are alike, everybody has a story, and you should never judge someone based on a first impression.
Humans of New York Facebook Page
Humans of New York Facebook Page

1. This post about what true love really means. 

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2. This gentle reminder to appreciate your partner in life. 

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3. This beautiful story about how you’re never too old to feel alive. 

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4. This post that proves we have some pretty amazing role models in the education system.

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5. This touching, poignant, and simultaneously heart-wrenching story. 

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6. This post where you can practically feel the determination and fire oozing out of this person.

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7. This incredible person who is teaching her students not to settle for less than they deserve as human beings. 

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8. This story that is not only a reminder of the unbreakable human spirit, but also a reminder of the disparity of wealth in our country.

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9. This post that proves we all have trouble being “ourselves” sometimes. 

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10. This story about how you don’t have to follow the same path as everybody else in order to find happiness and fulfillment. 

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11. This reminder to take nothing in your life for granted.

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12. This beautifully-expressed sentiment about women and, in particular, mothers.

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13. This poignant post about how being successful is not just about working hard – it’s also influenced by the circumstances you were born into.

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14. This beautiful moment in time. 

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15. This reminder that you’re never alone in your fears. 

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Kim Quindlen

I'm a staff writer for Thought Catalog. I like comedy and improv. I live in Chicago. My Uber rating is just okay.

Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.

“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.

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