Alex is six years old. After seeing 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh, who was wounded in an airstrike in Aleppo Syria, Alex wrote a letter asking President Obama to help bring that boy to America so he could be his brother.
|5-year-old Omran Daqneesh after being pulled out of a building hit by an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria.|
Here is Alex's simple request...
"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 my home? Park in the driveway or on the street and we will be waiting for you guys with flags, flowers, and balloons. We will give him a family and he will be our brother. Catherine, my little sister, will be collecting butterflies and fireflies for him. In my school, I have a friend from Syria, Omar, and I will introduce him to Omar. We can all play together. We can invite him to birthday parties and he will teach us another language. We can teach him English too, just like my friend Aoto from Japan. Please tell him that his brother will be Alex who is a very kind boy, just like him. Since he won't bring toys and doesn't have toys Catherine will share her big blue stripy white bunny. And I will share my bike and I will teach him how to ride it. I will teach him additions and subtractions in math. And he [can] smell Catherine's lip gloss penguin which is green. She doesn't let anyone touch it."Thank you very much! I can't wait for you to come!"
"6 years old"
In response President Obama wrote on the White House's Facebook page...
"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.""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."
Here is Alex's request which transitions into President Obama's reading of the letter at the UN last week and his reply...
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