Friday, November 27, 2015

Through the eyes of a child ...


You've probably seen this already ... but I was captivated and wanted to share it with the few of you who might have missed it.  It is the video of an interview in Paris by a reporter for "Le Petit Journal".  He is asking this sweet child if he understands what has happened there.

The child answers that they will have to "change houses because bad guys" are very mean but his father assures him that France is their home and they will not leave.   The boy looks confused and says that the bad men have guns and might shoot them.   His father says bad men are everywhere but then he tells him that "they have guns but we have flowers" and he points to all the make-shift memorials around them. "But flowers don't do anything", says the boy.

His father tells him that the flowers and candles "are put there to remember all those who left us yesterday".  The boy is comforted and when the reporter asks if he's feeling better the little boy smiles into the camera and tells us that "Yes, I'm feeling better."

If you haven't seen it be sure to check it out.  It is one of the sweetest interviews I have ever seen and is a heart-warming reminder of the resilience of man and the power of love.

4 Comments:

Blogger Marie Smith said...

The best of us comes out when we comfort our children. It is a beautiful reminder that love conquers all.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Yes, it is very sweet.

4:48 AM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Yes, I did see this new story and agree that the man's message to his young son was quite touching.

2:09 PM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

I did see this one. What a lovely poignant piece.

2:33 PM  

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