My roommate Katie recently spotted Brandon Stanton, creator of Humans of New York in Chelsea. I was excited for her, impressed that she spotted him and a little jealous to boot.
“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.”
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!