As Brandon Stanton on HONY posted the story of the enthusiastic scientist and his tough life, President Barack Obama and Edward Norton stepped up to help the man and make his dreams come true.
The scientist finally moved to Detroit at the end of 2015, and then was invited to attend the State of the Union address and sit in the First Lady’s box.
During the address, the president of the United States said: “That's the America I know. That's the country we love. Clear-eyed. Big-hearted. Optimistic that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. That's what makes me so hopeful about our future. Because of you. I believe in you. That's why I stand here confident that the state of our union is strong.”
The statement seems absolutely true since the power of the Internet has surely taken over our lives and affected the way everything around us functions. Humans of New York started out as a page with a few likes, but today has the power to change thousands of lives.
Hamo isn’t the only one who has undergone life changing experiences as a result of the Web. Another Syrian refugee Aya, whose stories were posted on the HONY page, gained international appreciation and recognition as thousands of people from around the world not only came together to supported her, but even began a Change.Org page called "Let's Bring Aya To America.”
The matter is still underway and only a few thousand more signatures are needed to reach the petition’s desired target.
Instances like these only go to show the power of the Internet, and that even the smallest of efforts can result in large change. What started as a personal blog for Stanton is now making headlines all over the world and leaving an impact on people’s heart.