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This 6-Year-Old Is Giving The Whole World A Lesson On Empathy

A 6-year-old from New York asked President Obama to bring Omran Daqneesh to the U.S. so he can give him a home.

By Lindsey Pulse | September 22, 2016

Alex, a 6-year-old boy from New York, wrote a letter to President Barack Obama about Omran Daqneesh, the Syrian boy made famous by an iconic video.

Alex and his family want to bring Omran to the U.S. and give him a home. The boy and his family lost theirs in a bombing in Aleppo in August.

"In my school I have a friend from Syria: Omar. And I will introduce him to Omar, and we can all play together," Alex wrote.

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Aleppo has arguably seen the worst of the Syrian conflict. The country has been at war since 2011, likely for the entirety of 5-year-old Omran's life.

SEE MORE: Children In Syria Grow Up Knowing Nothing But War

The president was clearly taken with the young boy's words. He read the three-page letter at the Leaders Summit on Refugees earlier this week. 

He later posted the video of Alex on his official Facebook page. That video has been viewed millions of times.

Alex wrote, "Park in the driveway or on the streets. We will be waiting for you guys with flags, flowers and balloons. We will give him a family, and he will be our brother."

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