In a rare Facebook response, President Barack Obama says a Humans of New York post about an Iranian boy who showed his humanitarian side by giving away a bag of fruit was "inspirational" and "really resonated" with him as a parent.
A photograph of an Iranian man sitting with a boy was posted on Thursday on the page, which is run by photographer Brandon Stanton, who is on a trip to Iran.
"Today's his 10th birthday," read the photo post, which was also posted on Instagram and liked on Facebook by more than 486,000 people, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg. "He's a very emotional young man. He likes to solve other people's problems."
"One time when he was five years old, he came with me to the store and we bought two pounds of fresh apricots," the post continued. "I let him carry the bag home. He walked a little bit behind me the entire way. After a while, I asked him to hand me an apricot. 'I can't,' he said. 'I've given them all away.' I knew then that I was raising a humanitarian."