I hear President Barack Obama is a pretty busy guy. He probably doesn’t get a ton of free time to peruse the Internet like you or I, but like millions of others, it seems that the POTUS has discovered the awesome Humans of New York social media account.
Humans of New York, which has been featuring stories from Iran recently, showed a photo of a father and son, accompanied by this sweet story,
Today’s his tenth birthday. He’s a very emotional young man. He likes to solve other people’s problems. One time when he was five years old, he came with me to the store and we bought two pounds of fresh apricots. I let him carry the bag home. He walked a little bit behind me the entire way. After awhile, I asked him to hand me an apricot. “I can’t,” he said. “I’ve given them all away.” I knew then that I was raising a humanitarian.
As if getting a like from Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t cool enough, none other than President Obama responded from The White House Facebook account, using the signature -bo to lets people know it’s really him doing the typing,
What an inspirational story. One of the most fulfilling things that can happen to you as a parent is to see the values you’ve worked to instill in your kids start to manifest themselves in their actions — and this one really resonated with me. I hope this young man never loses his desire to help others. And I’m going to continue doing whatever I can to make this world a place where he and every young person like him can live up to their full potential. (And if I ever get to meet him, I hope he’ll save me an apricot!) -bo