Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres have shared heart-warming messages of support to a young man who has revealed he is worried about his sexuality. The anonymous boy featured on Humans of New York's Facebook page, and revealed he was worried that 'people won't like me' because of his homosexuality.
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The young boy shared his emotional message with Humans of New York
The youngster posed for a photo for the blog – which aims to share people's stories from around the world – and looked visibly upset as he opened up about his personal journey.
"I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me," he wrote in the emotional caption.
His message prompted an outpouring of supportive messages from fans of the website, with A-listers also taking to the social media website to share uplifting comments.
Hillary Clinton promised the young man his future will be 'amazing'
Hillary Clinton wrote an encouraging message to the boy, replying to the post from her own page, promising him that his future 'is going to be amazing'.
"Your future is going to be amazing. You will surprise yourself with what you're capable of and the incredible things you go on to do," the former First Lady wrote. "Find the people who love and believe in you – there will be lots of them. –H."
Since then, Hillary's message has garnered over 59,971 likes on Facebook, with Humans of New York getting in touch to thank her for her kind words.
Ellen DeGeneres also shared words of encouragement for the youngster
The US presidential candidate was not the only celebrity who was touched by the young boy's fears. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres, who is married to Portia de Rossi and champions gay rights, also shared a touching few words for the boy, written from the Facebook page of her eponymous show.
"Not only will be people like you, they'll love you," she wrote. "I just heard of you and I love you already."