Aw, how can anyone worry about the Iran nuke deal when we hear a story like this?
Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton is currently blogging in Iran.
During his trip, Stanton met a father and son who were celebrating the boy’s tenth birthday. The famed blogger posted an image on Thursday from the Iranian town of Tabriz.
A father told this story about his son.
“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.”
Obama, believe it or not, happened to notice this post. It was the day after enough votes were secured for the nuke deal. I guess he felt pretty relaxed about the state of the world and had time to dilly-dally around perusing Facebook. He was so moved by the story he posted a reply.
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
Give it all away. Yes, Obama would find that reassuring. He hopes one day the boy will give him an apricot. That will be an improvement from the last deal he got out of Iran.