Mollie Wintle | Contributing Writer | Sunday, 6 March 2016

The 7 Best Humans Of New York Stories

The 7 Best Humans Of New York Stories

The Debrief: The ones that touched our hearts and gave our tear glands a prod

Unless you've been living under a rock in North Korea you'll know exactly what Humans of New York is. You'll have seen it on Facebook. You'll have nodded at the various 'humans of' spin-offs. You might even have had a favourite post yourself. For all you Korean-rock-dwellers (hello!), HONY is a blog, and now book, that features portraits and interviews collected in the streets of New York. It's hugely popular, with over 16 million followers on Facebook. The posts are alternately funny, sad, inspiring and, just occassionally, worth skipping. We've sifted through 'em and found the best of the best.

 1. Ramon the guardian angel

Ramon! If only you could come to Tufnell Park and do the same thing when I press snooze! Just kidding. You are lovely.

2. The voice of our generation

Forget Hannah Horvath. This boy should have an HBO series and it should be called 'Humans.'

3. The maitre-d turned dog-walker

If you identified with the boy above, why not follow this guy?! You'd never think 'I smoked a joint and came up with this outfit' would turn out so well, would you.

4. A gall bladder here, a box of chocolates there

At first glance an unequal match perhaps, but actually a reminder that it's always nice to give and receive thanks.

5. This woman who makes me feel like an ungrateful shit

Yep. For ever complaining about anything, nominally getting up early.

6. You and your sibling

Eeeeee.

7. And finally, the drum-player who compares himself to the sun

I, too, am sure he was bothered by your light. 

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