Yesterday was really nasty in the Open Thread. I'm sure the offending parties won't stage a repeat, and I appreciate that. That said, I don't want this to become the food-fight thread. It's "open" in terms of topics, not decorum. As always, before you publish ask yourself why you're here, and why you're even bothering to comment. These are always, always, good questions to tackle before hitting "post." Or whatever that button says.
Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her middle school. Then Humans of New York told her story to the Internet—and everything changed.