04/09/2015 10:48 BST | Updated 04/09/2015 11:00 BST

President Obama Praises Iranian Boy's Kindness On Humans Of New York Facebook Post

President Barack Obama has taken to Facebook to comment on the extraordinary kindness of an Iranian child, featuring on a Humans Of New York post.

Brandon Stanton, the photographer and photojournalist behind the project, is currently documenting the lives of those in Iran.

During this trip, Stanton stumbled across a father and son who were celebrating the boy's tenth birthday in the Iranian town of Tabriz.

“Today’s his tenth birthday. He’s a very emotional young man. He likes to solve other people’s problems. One time...

Posted by Humans of New York on Thursday, 3 September 2015

President Obama commented on the story of a boy's kindness in Iran

The father shared the heart-warming story, telling Stanton the tale that made him realise he "was raising a humanitarian."

He continued: "One time when he was five years old, he came with me to the store and we bought two pounds of fresh apricots. I let him carry the bag home.

"He walked a little bit behind me the entire way. After awhile, I asked him to hand me an apricot. ‘I can’t,’ he said. ‘I’ve given them all away.'"


After reading the tale of selflessness, an obviously moved President Obama stepped in, using the White House's account to respond.

He wrote: "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,

Obama's comment on the picture can be seen with the signature '-bo'

"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!)"

The comment was signed with “bo,” which the President uses to sign off on social media posts, and comes just one day after he secured enough Democratic support to safeguard a pending Iran nuclear deal.