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I have been following Humans of New York for sometime now, and I completely love it. I love how a complete stranger can tell their most emo...

LOVE STORY FROM HUMANS OF NEW YORK

January 06, 2014

I have been following Humans of New York for sometime now, and I completely love it. I love how a complete stranger can tell their most emotional memories and deepest thoughts for the world to see. It really captures people's candidness and I think it has gained such a huge following because people can relate to these people's feelings and emotions. 

Last week HONY featured this sweet woman, telling the story of her husband Moe. Her story and quotes really struck a chord with me, so I knew I had to share. I also have to say I love her opal wedding ring, my wedding ring is opal as well and I am so looking forward to wearing it once I get married. 

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"When he was dying, I said: 'Moe, how am I going to live without you?' He answered: 'Take the love you have for me, and spread it around."

"He was away for almost four years during the war. When he wrote me letters, he was never allowed to tell me where he was. So he'd draw cartoons to help me guess."

"When I was 19, my girlfriend and I were going to study in Paris. Our boyfriends came to the docks to see us off. Right as we were getting on the ship, my friend's boyfriend said to her: 'If you go, I won't wait for you.' So she turned around and decided to stay. My fiancĂ© saw this and told me: 'I won't wait for you either.' I said: 'Don't!'"

"Moe was a doctor, but we were the least medicated family in New York. He was very against prescription drugs, and very passionate about the benefits of veganism. Even though he was a doctor, he was always very wary of the healthcare industry. He thought the whole system was sustained by sickness, not health. He said there was little interest in curing patients, and little interest in killing patients, because everyone made their money off long-term illnesses sustained by drugs. Moe never charged his patients more than $5 per visit. Millionaires and homeless people paid the same price. For 30 years, he never once raised his prices. The IRS always thought our family was hiding money, because they didn't believe a doctor could make so little."

(Story and images via Humans of New York)

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  1. This is SUCH a lovely post. Thanks for sharing!

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