In a touching video, James Barnes, a transgender man, sheds tears as he unveils the unexpected loneliness he faces as a man. As a life coach and motivational speaker, Barnes helps others navigate life’s challenges, but he admits to struggling with male friendships since transitioning eight years ago. Despite his emotional maturity, he expresses how building connections as a man can be difficult and isolating. Barnes hopes to raise awareness about the importance of empathy and vulnerability for men. Since posting the video, he has found solace in newfound male friendships.