Who knew, when he took that first photo of Vidal, who spoke of his principal, Ms. Lopez, that the journey would lead Brandon Stanton to The White House, and interviewing President Obama? (Not to mention the over $1,000,000 that has been raised to help the students in the school.)
But when Stanton talked to The President, Barack Obama spoke of his mother.
“Who has influenced you the most in your life?” Obama was asked.
“My mother,” he responded. He then went on to explain further. Check out more from this interview on the Humans of New York website.
Perhaps this whole experience will be chronicled in the next HONY book. The first book, entitled Humans of New York of course, has been a New York Times Bestseller.