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Here’s why Humans of Dublin is the best Facebook page in Ireland

A must like.

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IT STARTED FROM humble beginnings as a Dublin version of the famous Humans of New York Facebook page.

But Humans of Dublin has grown and grown and now stands as a wonderfully Irish take on the global phenomenon – as photographer Peter Varga goes around the city with a camera documenting the challenges, lives and loves of people living in the capital.

Ranging from the simply adorable: “Today is princess and granda’ day.”

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Which included this shot in the comments

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To the important: like bringing issues like homelessness to the table

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Every few days, the page shares another in-depth story of someone walking randomly along in Dublin – and there’s now over 100,000 people waiting for the next one.

It captures all sorts of moments

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And characters that walk around every day, but you never hear from

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Bill Doran told his story about his life since his wife passed away to HoD last year, and it touched so many people

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So much so that when Bill sadly died early this year, his son wrote to the page to thank them for featuring his dad – and that the photo and online support meant so much to him.

And Humans of Dublin then shared a lovely mural of Bill

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It’s the kind of page that doesn’t forget people and their stories.

The characters featured are often met with so much positivity by the commenters – like when this “mother and son date” was captured

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Or when they profile love stories (which is a regular theme)

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Although they don’t shy away from the sadder elements of life

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It brings so many people together across Facebook

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And it’s full of wonderful tales

https://www.facebook.com/thehumansofdublin/photos/pb.249815928550443.-2207520000.1463064631./455293104669390/?type=3&theater

<3 Humans of Dublin.

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