Video: Young boy's heartfelt letter to Obama asking him to rescue Syrian boy moves millions



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A video of a young boy reading out the letter he wrote to President Obama asking him to save a Syrian boy has had 10 million views in the past 24 hours.

The video of six-year-old Alex reading out his letter was posted on Obama's Facebook page yesterday.

"Can you please go get him and bring him to our home?" the New York boy said.

"We will give him a family and he will be our brother."

Like many around the world, Alex was moved by the heartbreaking images of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh in Aleppo, sitting in the back of an ambulance in shock after a bomb, trying to wipe blood from his hands.

Obama was so moved by the words of young Alex, he decided to read out the letter this week at a United Nations summit on refugees.

"The humanity that a young child can display who hasn't learned to be cynical, or suspicious, or fearful of other people because of where they're from, or how they look, or how they pray, we can all learn from Alex," said Obama.

The video posted to Facebook yesterday has thousands of comments from people praising Alex's compassion. 

"A six year old who has more humanity, love, and understanding than most adults," said one comment.

"Incredibly powerfull! We must open our hearts and doors to refugees," wrote another on the Facebook post. 

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