These Stories of the People of Iran Will Make You Happy and Sad

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These Stories of the People of Iran Will Make You Happy and Sad

From wise little kids to proud new parents to old couples still in love, these stories will touch a chord with anyone who reads them.

The 'Humans of New York' Facebook page has found another destination to add to its travel diary. After sharing  inspiring and heartwarming stories from Pakistan, the page has now been showcasing stories about the people of Iran.

"Iran holds a special place in my heart because it was the first international trip that I ever made with HONY," it says on a Facebook post dated August 19. However, since the page was relatively new at the time, curator Brandon Stanton always wanted to travel back and do justice to the stories that the people of Iran have to share.

"I always wished that I could return and do a better job telling the stories of ordinary Iranians, and I'm excited to have that opportunity," he says in the post.

Like all the stories that Humans of New York bring us, the tales from Irani make for beautiful reads. From wise little kids to proud new parents to old couples still in love, the stories will touch a chord with anyone who reads them.

Here are some of the ones that moved us.

The doting sons who are doing their best to make their parents proud, even if it sometimes involves trouble times two:
 

"I'm supposed to watch them while Mom takes a nap. If they're too close to each other, they fight. If they're too far away from each other, they cry."(Anzali, Iran)

Posted by Humans of New York on Saturday, 22 August 2015
 

“Since he was very young, I’ve tried to show him that we can’t always afford the things that we want. When my wallet is...

Posted by Humans of New York on Monday, 24 August 2015
 

“My mother died when I was two years old, so it’s just me and my father. He’s been really angry with me lately. He’s...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The heartbroken granddad who couldn't fulfill his grandson's little request:
 

“My wife has a brain tumor and I haven’t sold a suit in two weeks. I was with my grandson last week and he asked me to...

Posted by Humans of New York on Monday, 24 August 2015

Of parents and their little bundles of countless joy:
 

“It took us ten years, countless doctor appointments, and three miscarriages to have her. So we never feel bothered by her cries.”(Namakabroud, Iran)

Posted by Humans of New York on Wednesday, 19 August 2015
 

“When she was first born, I hugged her, but she didn't cry. I thought: ‘Oh God, something’s wrong.’ But the nurses...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, 25 August 2015
 

“She had heart surgery when she was four years old. It was a very hard day. We all stood around her bed and told her that there was nothing to worry about. But all of us were terrified.”(Namakabroud, Iran)

Posted by Humans of New York on Thursday, 20 August 2015

Of buddies united in friendship and mischief:
 

"He tried to take a social studies test for me once. But we got caught because he wrote his own name."(Chalus, Iran)

Posted by Humans of New York on Thursday, 20 August 2015

About memories of new beginnings in foreign lands that remain fresh even after years:
 

“I left Iran eighteen years ago and went to Britain. I felt that I had to leave because the war had just ended and...

Posted by Humans of New York on Sunday, 23 August 2015

Of a couple that beat the odds stacked against them and continue to do so:
 

“We’re fighting her lung cancer right now. She’s lost so much weight. We just moved to the sea so the air would be...

Posted by Humans of New York on Sunday, 23 August 2015

And this couple, who have a simple definition of togetherness:
 

"It's taken a lot of time to fit together like this."(Namakabroud, Iran)

Posted by Humans of New York on Saturday, 22 August 2015


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