When a young man revealed his fear over being homosexual on Humans of New York’s Facebook page, little did he know he’d receive A-list support. Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres were quick to share heartwarming messages for the anonymous teen who said he fears "people won’t like me" because of his sexuality.
The youngster posed for a photo for the blog – which aims to share people’s stories from around the world – and looked visibly upset as he opened up about his personal journey.
“I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me,” he wrote in the emotional caption.
His message prompted an outpouring of supportive messages from fans of the website, with A-listers also taking to the social media website to share uplifting comments.
Hillary Clinton wrote an encouraging message to the boy, replying to the post from her own page, promising him that his future ‘is going to be amazing’.
“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," the former First Lady wrote. "Find the people who love and believe in you – there will be lots of them. –H.”
Since then, Hillary’s message has garnered over 59,971 likes on Facebook, with Humans of New York getting in touch to thank her for her kind words.
The US presidential candidate was not the only celebrity who was touched by the young boy’s fears. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres, who is married to Portia de Rossi and champions gay rights, also shared a touching few words for the boy, written from the Facebook page of her eponymous show.
“Not only will be people like you, they’ll love you,” she wrote. “I just heard of you and I love you already.”