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This is true America, Mr Trump! Learn from a Boy from New York about Humanity!

Alex wrote a heartfelt letter to the President asking him to invite Omran, the little Syrian boy covered in blood and dust, as his new brother to his home

US President Barack Obama has always been a vocal supporter of displaced people or refugees.

Six-year-old Alex from New York has written a heartfelt letter to the President asking him to step up for Syrian refugees.

Alex refers to Omran, the little Syrian boy covered in blood and dust, post violence in Syria.

Here’s an animation of the letter, as shared by The White House:

Obama was deeply touched by this letter, and shared it with global leader during the Leaders Summit on Refugees. He said, “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, and who just understands the notion of treating somebody that is like him with compassion, with kindness — we can all learn from Alex.”

Here’s the full text of the letter:

Dear President Obama,

Remember there was the boy who was picked up by the ambulance- in Syria? Can you please go get him and bring him to ….Park in the driveway or 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. 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 and 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 we taught my friend Aoto from Japan. Please tell him 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!


Image credit: Gordon Fu/flickr