A 6-year-old boy from New York has written an open letter to President Barack Obama asking him to bring Syrian boy Omar Daqneesh to his house.
“Dear President Obama remember the boy who was picked up by the ambulance in Syria?”
It was the photo that encapsulated the horror of Syria’s civil war. A five-year-old boy, plastered in dust and blood, sitting in the back of an ambulance.
Last month Alex, just six years old wrote “we will give him a family and he will be our brother” and said that he’d be waiting with flags, flowers and balloons.
“We can invite him to birthday parties and he will teach us another language. Since he won’t bring toys and doesn’t have any toys, Catherine (little sister) will share her big blue stripy white bunny and I will share my bike and I will teach him how to ride it.”
Yesterday, Obama took to Facebook to share the letter and opine that we should all be more like Alex and to imagine the suffering we could ease and the lives we could save if we were.
“Those are the words of 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.”
Watch the heartwarming video below that has already reached 14 million people so far.