Hillary Clinton's comment on young boy’s Facebook post goes viral

By Lindsay de Freitas
06 July 2015

Hillary Clinton offered moral support and encouragement to a young boy concerned for his future as a homosexual man.

Her words soon went viral and surely left the sad youngster feeling heartened.

As part of the Humans of New York photo blog, a blog which highlights the plight of everyday New Yorkers, a picture showing a teary-eyed young boy was shared on Facebook.

The picture was captioned; “I’m homosexual, and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me.”

The picture was posted to the hugely popular Humans of New York Facebook page, which boasts 13 million followers, where it received thousands of comments and likes.
In and amongst the thousands of comments was some encouraging words from US presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
'You will surprise yourself with what you’re capable of '

Hillary wrote; “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.”

The former US secretary of state signed her post "H" hinting that it had been written by her personally and not just on behalf of her campaign.

Within 24 hours of Hillary’s comforting words being posted the picture had been liked by more than 530 000 people and shared over 47 000 times - to date the post has more than 615 000 likes and over 58 000 shares.

Hillary has made her support for marriage equality one of the cornerstones of her 2016 presidential campaign.

Soon after the US Supreme Court ruling which declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right her campaign posted a moving video depicting a montage of same-sex marriages. “Some have suggested that gay rights and human rights are separate and distinct, but in fact, they are one and the same,” says Hillary in the video; “Being L.G.B.T. does not make you less human.”

SOURCES: CNN.COM, NYTIMES.COM

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