Moving Story From NYC's Pride Weekend Shows There's Hope For The Future

Love is stronger than hate, and here is proof.

Yesterday, Nick Cearley, an actor currently portraying Puck in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in New York City, posted a story to Facebook about a touching moment he encountered while walking home with his husband, Eric.

The two live in a dangerous part of New York: In the past week alone, more than three people were shot and killed on their block.

But last night, Cearley recalls, he and Eric decided to hold hands while walking home — for the first time since they moved to the neighborhood.

The response, he said, was unexpectedly wonderful. Cearley wrote,

I live in the hood. Yesterday, I was robbed. Last week three people died in front of my building due to a shooting. Last... Posted by Nick Cearley on Sunday, June 28, 2015

The actor told Elite Daily,

I think it just goes to show love really wins! I am shocked people [were] so affected by our short walk home… I called my dad as soon as I got home because I was so moved. It just proves that love truly is much stronger than hate.

Stronger, indeed.