"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:
The heartbroken granddad who couldn't fulfill his grandson's little request:
Of parents and their little bundles of countless joy:
Of buddies united in friendship and mischief:
About memories of new beginnings in foreign lands that remain fresh even after years:
Of a couple that beat the odds stacked against them and continue to do so:
And this couple, who have a simple definition of togetherness: