NEW YORK (WSVN) — A little boy from New York stole the hearts of millions, when he wrote a letter to President Obama, hoping to adopt a little Syrian brother.
Six-year-old Alex, got in touch with the Commander in Chief, after seeing the image of 5-year-old, Omran Daqneesh, whose face was covered in blood and dust after an air strike over the summer.
The letter read in part, “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? Park in the driveway or on the street and we’ll be waiting for you guys with flags, flowers, and balloons. We will give him a family and he will be our brother.”
President Obama was so moved by the letter, he praised Alex’s sense of selflessness during a summit on refugees at the United Nations. “We can all learn from Alex,” said Obama. “Imagine the suffering we could ease, and the lives we could save, and what our world would look like if seeing a child who’s hurting anywhere in the world we say ‘we will give him a family and he will be our brother.'”
The Obama Administration recently announced a plan to increase the number of refugees admitted into the country.
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