“Did you ever see the pics from the time you spotted the Humans of New York guy?” I asked my roommate Katie.
“Uh, yeah. It was the one with the young girl coming to New York to meet the 55 year old guy she met on a BDSM site,” Katie said.
“I interrupted an awkward conversation,” she added. “Brandon was awesome and we hugged.”
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“My parents think I’m here with friends. They’d freak out if they knew I was here alone.” “Why did you come to New York alone?” “Well, I’m not exactly alone. I came here to see a guy. He’s…. 55. I met him on the internet. It’s a BDSM thing. Sort of a daddy/daughter thing. He’s at work now. He’s actually got a wife and two kids. I think I’m using this relationship to try to pull myself out of a dark, dark hole. At the very least, it’s the ultimate support system.”
I love HONY, as it’s known, for its ability to remind me of the breadth of the human experience. And I’m not alone: HONY has 12.5 million Facebook fans, 2.7 million Instagram followers and two successful books (with another one on its way this fall).
But I do wish Katie had been able to meet Brandon on this day instead!