Humans Of NY has risen to become one of the most influential and thought-provoking Instagram accounts out there. Brandon Stanton, who rose to fame through his camera lens, began his journey by posting impressive portraits of people he comes across on the streets of New York, but it’s the heartfelt and honest captions that reveal a lot about the person and about humanity as a whole. One of Stanton’s latest encounters is with a young man who had a problem with cutting classes who ended up losing his Jordans, LeBron, and Kobes after his mom found out about his penchant for skipping school. Check out his full story below.
“My mom found out I was skipping school. When I came home, she told me that she’d bought something for me and put it in my room. When I went in my room, everything was gone. My TV was gone. My cable was gone. My systems were gone. My LeBrons were gone. My Jordans were gone. My Kobes were gone. All she left me was a pair of Reeboks.”