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Source: Humans of New York

Bobby Love's Viral Humans of New York Story Includes a Prison Escape and a New Identity


Since 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton has been capturing the lives of New York City residents through pictures and short stories shared on Humans of New York. His goal was to present the diversity of 10,000 New Yorkers and create a catalog of sorts for the future. The concept has since gone viral, and the various social media accounts for Humans of New York have millions of followers.

While every story featured on the page is compelling, Bobby Love's has gripped readers. Bobby was arrested in 2015, much to the surprise of his wife, Cheryl Love, after being on the run from authorities for more than 35 years. His tale of trouble, imprisonment, escape, and assimilation into a new identity kept readers clamoring for more, and wondering where Bobby is now. 

Read on to find out more about Bobby Love's Humans of New York piece with his wife, Cheryl Love.