Six-year-old's letter to Obama, reaching out to child war victim, will move you
Try to watch this video and not shed a tear.
In it, Alex, a six-year-old boy from New York, reads a letter he wrote to President Barack Obama, inviting a Syrian refugee to live with his family.
Just like many people around the world, Alex was touched by images and video of Omran Daqneesh, dusty and bloodied, as he was being loaded into an emergency vehicle following a bomb attack in Aleppo, Syria.
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"We will give him a family and he will be our brother. Catherine, my little sister, will be collecting butterflies and fireflies for him," says Alex.
"In my school, I have a friend from Syria, Omar, and I will introduce him to Omar. We can all play together."
Alex also says he wanted to share his bike and teach Omar how to ride.
The video was recorded after Obama shared Alex's words at the United Nations summit this week.
"Those are the words of a six-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 said in a Facebook post accompanying the video. "We should all be more like Alex."
Here's the transcript: