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Humans of New York blog's huge impact on 2015

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10 Times Humans of New York has made a difference in the past few months

A recent post of a graduate from photo blog Humans of New York is getting a lot of attention, and for good reason. The blog is known for its powerful posts, often thanks to the insightful quotes from the subjects. This particular photo had just one statement: "I'm an illegal immigrant."

Humans of New York may be focused on the "strangers in New York City," but the stories it often uncovers are images that we need to see. With just a smile and a quote, this young woman paints a very important picture of undocumented graduates. Here are 10 other posts from Humans of New York that have had a huge effect on its followers.

1. This child's words of wisdom

2. This man's moving history

3. A love story for the blogging age

4. Proof that the bond between mothers and daughters is everlasting

"This better not be for a porno. I stopped doing those." "OK, Mother. That's enough."

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5. This graduate's determination and sacrifice for his family

"For two years, I wouldn't get home until after 1 AM. Now I can be a dad again."

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6. A young woman's admiration for her mother

7. This young student's insight into the art of writing

“I also want to be a writer. I’m actually working on a book right now. It’s a series. When you’re writing a book, you’ve really got to open your imagination. Your book can’t just be about a mean person who eats a banana and learns a lesson, because that’s boring. There needs to be a lot of different parts. There needs to be a protagonist, an antagonist, and some people that you’re not really sure about because that adds mystery. And you can take inspiration from other writers, but don’t plagiarize. My mom and dad are teachers, and they fail anyone who plagiarizes.” ------------------------------------------------This is one of a series of portraits and stories from the Excellence Boys Charter School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

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8. One mother's appreciation for her child

"She's a very easy child. I thank God for her every day."

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9. This man's moving relationship with his husband

10. A young woman's powerful understanding of herself

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