Alex, a 6 year old boy, from New York wrote a letter to Obama after seeing the photograph of bloodied and dazed Syrian Omran Daqneesh, which prompted anger around the world.
“Dear President Obama, remember the boy who was picked up by the ambulance in Syria?” Alex wrote in a letter, later published by the White House.
“Can you please go get him and bring him to our home … we’ll be waiting for you guys with flags flowers and balloons. We will give him a family and he will be our brother.”
Mr Obama said the letter was from a child “who hasn’t learned to be cynical, or suspicious, or fearful”. Mr Obama quoted Alex’s words at a United Nations summit on the refugee crisis this week.
“We should all be more like Alex,” the President wrote.
Imagine what the world would look like if we were. Imagine the suffering we could ease and the lives we could save.”
On social media, many users applauded the president’s approach – but reserved most of their praise for young Alex.
In the Aleppo City of Syria in the middle of gruesome war, a 7 year old