Boy's Letter To Obama Inviting A Refugee To Be His Brother Will Make You Cry


In a world overwhelmed by chaos, it's difficult to know where to turn for hope.

Rest assured, we've found a young man everyone should aspire to be like during times like these.

His name is Alex and he's 6 years old.

The courageous kid was heavily impacted by the photos released of Omran Daqneesh during Syria's civil war and so he wrote a letter to President Obama inviting a Syrian refugee to live with his family.

He described earnestly how he would welcome the refugee into his home with open arms. He talked about how he, his sister and his friends from school would help him learn and grow and play.

A video featuring Alex reading his letter out loud was recorded last week after the United Nations summit, where Obama shared his letter with the public -- and it's sure to make you tear up.

The Obama White House on YouTube

The transcript of the letter is touching. It reads,

Is this not the cutest thing you've ever read? Alex will wait for his new brother with "flags, flowers and balloons."

My heart is so full right now.

Apparently, President Obama's heart was too, because he shared the video on his Facebook page and said,

That's right, Obama. We should all be more like Alex.

Maybe then the world would be a much better place.