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this photograph intrigues me so much! why isn’t this the most famous photo from 9/11 instead of the falling man? isn’t 2 people holding hands after jumping more significant than 1 man? it makes me wonder what the story is behind this photo, were they friends or lovers? or just strangers who were too scared to jump alone? it shows that people need a helping hand even in their final moments, i love it.

I for one think they were strangers. Sometimes it’s easier to care for a stranger, how else would they have found the courage to not only jump, but to look into someone’s eyes and jump. I don’t think I could have done that if I knew the person well.

Powerful and painful image of a terrible choice people were forced to make, yet beautiful in that, in their final moments, these two would not die alone. I can’t stop staring at it, wondering who they were, what their stories were, their families, their pets, how terrifying their final moments were, saying goodbyes in their heads, hearts, and souls.  

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