A Pakistani woman’s poignant story featured on Humans of New York prompted gushing support by people across the globe.
The portrait taken in Lahore shows the woman holding her baby in one hand as she wipes her tears with the other.
“I left an abusive relationship and I have nowhere to go. I have Hepatitis C, so no one is willing to take me in.” she says.
Read: HONY in Pakistan: He came, he saw, he left
In the caption for the picture, she describes how she tried giving her up so she could have a better home but couldn’t bring herself to do it.
It was heartening to see that when her story went up on twitter many expressed a desire to find and help the woman. Here's the original post:
“I left an abusive relationship and I have nowhere to go. I have Hepatitis C, so no one is willing to take me in." pic.twitter.com/aPztzmPaTo— Brandon Stanton (@humansofny) August 13, 2015
Some of the responses:
@humansofny Please tell me there is some way to help her. Heart breaking.— Melissa (@melhoudart) August 13, 2015
@humansofny tears in my eyes also ......:'( ::'(— Logical (@Dexlogic) August 13, 2015
After the magnanimous response, the man behind HONY Brandon Stanton released an update, revealing that the woman was located and connected with a man who wished to help her.
“I’m trying to help her figure out her future. I was working at the Sunday market, and she asked me for help..." pic.twitter.com/xLRTiJy93E— Brandon Stanton (@humansofny) August 13, 2015
Stanton also updated HONY's Facebook page advising people eager to help to wait until he sets up a proper and reliable channel.
In the final update, Stanton revealed that an email account has been set up to help the woman and other such people. The tweet also thanked people for their support.
We have located the woman from yesterday's post, and are in contact with her. We also have someone in..." pic.twitter.com/AZvM2OUSSB— Brandon Stanton (@humansofny) August 14, 2015
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