While Donald Trump's campaign has been busy comparing refugees to poisoned candy, a 6-year-old boy was composing a hand-written note to President Barack Obama asking if he could adopt Omran Daqneesh, the young Syrian refugee whose photo went viral after he was injured in a bombing in Aleppo.
Having seen the photo, 6-year-old Alex from Scarsdale, New York was moved to write the letter to the president. Alex began his letter by asking the president if he remembered "the boy who had been picked up by an ambulance in Syria." Alex then asked if Obama could "go get him and bring him to our home?" Alex went on to say that he would learn new languages with Omran, teach him to ride a bike, bring him to birthday parties, and introduce him to a Syrian friend he has at school.
The president spoke about Alex's letter earlier this week during a United Nations summit on refugees, then shared a video about Alex's letter on his Facebook page. In the post, the president wrote, "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."
The president's Facebook post has racked up 125,000 shares and 135,000 likes at the time of this writing.