Humans of New York blog's huge impact on 2015

Jun 2, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. ET
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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

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2. This man's moving history

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3. A love story for the blogging age

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

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

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6. A young woman's admiration for her mother

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

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8. One mother's appreciation for her child

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9. This man's moving relationship with his husband

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10. A young woman's powerful understanding of herself

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