A French kid's unbearably touching interview about the Paris attacks will melt even the hardest Facebook heart

World Reacts In Solidarity With Paris After Terror Attacks

Are you the kind of person who stands strong in the face of Facebook pap and social-media glurge? Your latest challenge is this video from Le Petit Journal, already viral in France and recently subtitled by Jerome Isaac Rousseau. In it, a reporter films a French father talking to his young son about the terror attacks.

"We have to be very careful because we have to change houses," the kid says, to which his father responds, "Oh, no, don't worry. We don't need to move out. France is our home." It continues:

Son: "But there's bad guys, daddy."
Dad: "Yes, but there's bad guys everywhere."
Son: "They have guns. They can shoot us because they're really, really mean, daddy."
Dad: "Yes, they might have guns, but we have flowers."
Son: "But flowers don't do anything. They're for ..."
Dad: "Of course they do. Look, everyone is putting flowers. It's to fight against the guns."
Son: "For protection?"
Dad: "Yes."
Son: "And the candles, too?"
Dad: "To remember the people who departed yesterday."

The kid turns to the reporter and says: "The flowers and the candles are here to protect us." If you can scroll past it without needing a minute, you are harder-hearted than I am.

French father and son have the most precious conversation in interview about Paris attacks. I feel better too now, thanks!

A father and son have the most precious conversation during an interview by french media at the scene of the Bataclan attacks. I saw that it hadn't been subtitled in english yet, so I made a quick edit to show the rest of the world how freakin awesome some of our citizens are. They're my heros. I feel better too now! (Courtesy of Le Petit Journal) #paris #bataclan #parisattacksOriginal Segment: http://bit.ly/1Lix9L2Original Video (french): https://www.facebook.com/PetitJournalYannBarthes/videos/1013093998733798/

Posted by Jerome Isaac Rousseau on Monday, November 16, 2015

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A French kid's unbearably touching interview about the Paris attacks will melt even the hardest Facebook heart
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