Published on September 24th, 2016
Guys, this is really heart touching video, where a 6 year- old Alex from New York was so moved by the images of Omran Daqneesh, a Syrian boy seen covered in dust and blood after surviving airstrikes in Aleppo, that he wrote to President Barack Obama asking if Omran could come and live with his family.
President Obama first read portions of Alex’s letter at the Leaders’ Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis, which he hosted at the United Nations on Tuesday. He then released an adorable video of Alex reading the letter at his Scarsdale home.
Alex read from his family’s dining room table. “Dear President Obama, remember the boy who was picked up by the ambulance in Syria? Can you please go get him and bring him to our home? We’ll be waiting for you guys with flags, flowers and balloons.”
“Those are the words of a 6-year-old boy ― a young child who has not learned to be cynical or suspicious or fearful of other people because of where they come from, how they look, or how they pray,” Obama wrote on Facebook. “We should all be more like Alex. Imagine what the world would look like if we were. Imagine the suffering we could ease and the lives we could save.”
As world leaders gathered to discuss solutions to the crisis, Obama used the letter to urge people to be more accepting of refugees. President Obama requested in his Facebook post, ” We should all be more like Alex. Imagine what the world would look like if we were. Imagine the suffering we could ease and the lives we could save. Listen to Alex, read his letter, and I think you’ll understand why I shared it with the world”
Shall we listen to the child?