sure that most of you have seen this heart wrenching picture of
Omran, the little 5 year old boy from Aleppo who was pulled from the
rubble just minutes before the building where he lived collapsed…
have you seen this youngster?
is Alex, a six-year-old from Scarsdale, New York who not only saw
Omran's picture but was compelled to do something about it. He sat
down and wrote a letter to President Obama pleading with him to bring
Omran to the United States and even offered to give him a home with
letter goes on to say:
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. Catherine, my little sister will be collecting
butterflies and fireflies for him.
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.
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 …
can't wait for you to come. Alex, 6 years old”
only did our President receive the letter but he included it in a
speech at the Leaders' Summit on Refugees at the UN on 9/21.
Wouldn't it be amazing
if a 6 year olds words could actually bring some compassion and love
to this world that we live in ?