Obama responds to blog by Iranian father

The blog, Humans of New York, created by best-selling author Brandon Stanton, reaches millions of people including President Barack Obama. The Commander-In-Chief responded Thursday to a post shared on the site from a father in Iran about his son.

POTUS responded:

"What an inspirational story. One of the most fulfilling things that can happen to you as a parent is to see the values you’ve worked to instill in your kids start to manifest themselves in their actions – and this one really resonated with me. I hope this young man never loses his desire to help others. And I'm going to continue doing whatever I can to make this world a place where he and every young person like him can live up to their full potential. (And if I ever get to meet him, I hope he’ll save me an apricot!)" -bo

Humans of New York is based on the book of the same name. Stanton takes photos of people on the street, first in New York City, now around the world, and asks them questions.