SCARSDALE, N.Y. (WCMH/ABC NEWS)– A boy from New York received a shout-out from President Barack Obama during his speech at a refugee summit Wednesday.
Six-year-old Alex wrote to the president about 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh.
In August, the world was moved by an image of Omran, left bloodied in the back of an ambulance after an air strike destroyed his home in Aleppo, Syria.
In his handwritten letter to the White House, Alex asks President Obama to bring Omran to his house where “we will be waiting for you guys with flags, flowers, and balloons.”
Alex offered to teach Omran how to ride a bike and how to do math. He also said Omran would be his brother.
He says in the letter that he has a friend at school who is from Syria, and said the three of them would play together.
Obama read the letter during a summit on refugees he hosted earlier this week at the UN General Assembly and called for nations to adopt the same compassion shown by the young boy.
In less than 10 hours, the video posted on Obama’s Facebook earned 106,000 likes and was viewed more than three million times.