US boy writes to Obama asking Omran to be his brother

A handwritten letter from six-year-old Alex of Scarsdale, New York, asking for a Syrian child to be resettled in his home, was praised by Obama at the UN

US boy writes to Obama asking Omran to be his brother

World Bulletin / News Desk

A child’s letter to Barack Obama asking for a young Syrian refugee to be resettled in his home has gone viral and been praised by the US president at the United Nations.

“Remember the boy who was picked up by the ambulance in Syria? Can you please go get him and bring him to my home?” the letter from six-year-old Alex of Scarsdale, New York, began. “Park in the driveway or on the street and we will be waiting for you guys with flags, flowers, and balloons.”

The letter was referring to Omran Daqneesh, the  five-year-old in Aleppo who was photographed sitting in an ambulance covered in dust and blood and sitting in shock following an air strike.

“Alex told me that he wanted Omran to come live with him and his family,” Mr Obama wrote. “He wanted to share his bike, and teach him how to ride. He said his little sister would collect butterflies for him. ‘We can all play together,’ he wrote. ‘We will give him a family and he will be our brother,’”.

“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,” Mr Obama wrote.

“The humanity that a young child can display who hasn’t learned to be cynical or suspicious or fearful of other people because of where they’re from or how they look or how they pray,” Obama said.




Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Eylül 2016, 10:24