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Photojournalist Brandon Stanton's blog Humans of New York is an enduring viral hit because it manages to humanize so many of the passersby that most people take for granted, both in New York City and around the world. On Thursday, Stanton turned his lens to one of the most ignored groups in the modern urban landscape: the homeless. He profiled an elderly homeless man, taking a gorgeous photo of him and letting him tell the story of how his life fell apart. Once you read it, you'll never look at a homeless person the same way again.

“She committed suicide a week prior to our thirtieth anniversary. Our oldest daughter had died of leukemia a couple...

Posted by Humans of New York on Thursday, June 23, 2016