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This Humans Of New York Photo Has The Best Comment Section On The Internet

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By now everyone in the world has had a Humans of New York photo pop up in their Facebook News Feed.

Photographer Brandon Stanton travels around New York taking photos of interesting people and sharing their stories with the internet so that we can all comment how inspiring/beautiful/moving it all is.

On Saturday, Stanton shared the story of a young girl who happened to be called Beyoncé.

"Sometimes I hate my name because it always draws attention to me, and I'm not a very social person. My family moved this year from Pennsylvania. I was so scared the first day of school that someone would notice me. I wouldn't even adjust my seat because I thought it would make a noise. One time I really had to cough, but I held it in. When the teacher started calling attendance, I got really nervous, because every time people learn my name is Beyoncé, somebody starts singing 'Single Ladies.' And some did, of course. But the second day of school wasn't too bad. Because everyone knew my name."

First of all, there's this woman who has always felt like she was in Beyoncé's shadow.


This woman who used to have a little, but now has a lot.


This guy who had a tough time in high school gym class.


This woman who believes the universe is trying to tell her something.


This guy who is really quite nice once you get to know him.


This guy who thinks all these people talking about having unusual names is quite sweet really.


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The final person featured in this post is a woman, not a man. An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to her as "this guy."

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