By Emanuella Grinberg
(CNN) — The creator of popular photo blog Humans of New York posted a picture Friday that has proven exceptional even for a Facebook page with 13 million followers.
“I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me,” reads the caption of a photo of a tearful boy.
As of Saturday, the Facebook post earned more than 500,000 likes, 45,000 shares and a response from none other than presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The former secretary of state offered words of comfort in a comment signed “H” bearing the verified avatar of her campaign logo.
“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.”
How’s that for validation?
The Ellen DeGeneres Show also chimed in with, “Not only will people like you, they’ll love you. I just heard of you and I love you already.”