She Told Him She Couldn’t Handle a Trip to New York. So He Made This Promise.


Photographer Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York Facebook page shares striking photos with short quotes from people in New York City. We particularly loved a recent post (below) on the page, for highlighting the unconditional support and strength people can find in each other when going through a difficult time.

“I’ve been having nerve issues, and this past year it’s gotten so bad that it hurts too much for me to walk. It was...

Posted by Humans of New York on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Facebook post reads:

“I’ve been having nerve issues, and this past year it’s gotten so bad that it hurts too much for me to walk. It was completely unexpected. I’ve always been such an optimistic person, but now I’m fighting with depression. He’s doing everything he can to take my mind off of it. We’re not sure if I’m going to get better, but he’s planning a backpacking tour through Europe for when I do. And I told him that I didn’t think I could handle a visit to New York right now, but he told me that he’d push me around the whole city. And he has. And whenever I feel particularly down, he tells me that he’s not going anywhere, and how happy he is that he married me. Not long ago I had a particularly rough period, and when I was at one of my lowest moments, he asked if we could renew our vows.”

This is what we like to see in our Facebook newsfeed.

If you or someone you know needs help, please visit the National Suicide Prevention LifelineHead here for a list of crisis centers around the world.

Related: She Warned Her Blind Date About Her Wheelchair and Got the Perfect Response

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