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Boy, 6, asks President Obama if young refugee could live with him

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A six-year-old boy has written to President Barack Obama asking if refugee Omran Daqneesh could live with him.

Omnar is the five-year-old boy in Aleppo Syria, whose picture showing him sitting in an ambulance in shock as he tried to wipe the blood from his hands made the headlines recently.

President Obama shared Alex’s moving words with the world at the United Nations summit on refugees this week.

“Alex told me that he wanted Omran to come live with him and his family. He wanted to share his bike, and teach him how to ride. He said his little sister would collect butterflies for him.”

Alex wrote: "We can all play together… "We will give him a family and he will be our brother."

President Obama said: "Those are the words of a six-year-old boy - a young child who has not learned to be cynical or suspicious or fearful of other people because of where they come from, how they look, or how they pray.

"We should all be more like Alex. Imagine what the world would look like if we were. Imagine the suffering we could ease and the lives we could save."

 

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