6-year-old asks Obama to bring Syrian boy to come live with him
New York to pen a letter to President Obama.
Alex, a 6-year-old from Scarsdale, N.Y., wrote to Obama asking if Omran Daqneesh could come live with him and his family.
“We will give him a family and he will be our brother,” Alex wrote. “Catherine, my little sister, will be collecting butterflies and fireflies for him. In my school, I have a friend from Syria, Omar, and I will introduce him to Omar. We can all play together.”
Alex wrote that he wanted to learn a new language from Omran, share his toys with him and teach him how to ride a bike.
He wrote that when the president arrives with Omran, he could “park in the driveway or on the street and we’ll be waiting for you guys with flags and flowers and balloons.”The White House shared a video of Alex reading his letter on President Obama’s Facebook page, and praised the “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,” the FB post read. “Imagine what the world would look like if we were. Imagine the suffering we could ease and the lives we could save.”