WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – President Obama is keeping up with social media.

On Thursday he commented on the wildly popular Facebook page “Humans of New York.”

The post was about an Iranian father and his son: “Today’s his tenth birthday. He’s a very emotional young man. He likes to solve other people’s problems. 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.’ I knew then that I was raising a humanitarian.”

The president offered his take.

“What an inspirational story,” he wrote. “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.”

The post by the verified White House page on Facebook was signed “-bo,” that’s how the administration acknowledges when a message comes directly from Obama.

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