Watching this French dad explain the terror in Paris to his young son will take your breath away. If you haven’t actually shed a tear in the wake of the Paris terror, you will now. This video has gone viral for obvious reasons as the Paris terror attacks are seen through the fears of this little boy, who knows “there are bad guys with guns.”
According to USA Today on November 18, this video of a dad explaining the horror of the Paris terrorism attacks to his pre-schooler was captured by a reporter in France. The little boy, Brandon Le, tells the reporter that “bad guys” committed the terror attacks and notes that “they have guns” and can “shoot” people.
The video of this dad trying to reassure his son has gone viral and the father, Angel Le, has posted a thank-you on the Le Petit Journal’s Facebook page, which is the media outlet who interviewed the father and son.
The video is posted there and people have been leaving very up-lifting messages. Angel Le writes, “When I see all this support that tells me one thing: I’m proud to be French and proud of my fellow countrymen.”
This viral video has Angel Le telling his young son why people have placed flowers and candles in the city square. He tells Brandon Le that it is to honor the victims of the attack. Angel Le then reassures his little boy that they are not moving in the wake of attacks, he tells the little boy that the family is staying in Paris. “France is our home,” the father said to his little son.
Here is an excerpt of the conversation:
Father: “Don’t worry … We don’t need to move out. France is our home,” Angel tells Brandon in the video.
Brandon: “But there’s bad guys, dad.”
Father: “Yes, but there’s bad guys everywhere.”
Brandon: “They have guns, they can shoot us because they are really mean, daddy.”
Father: “It’s OK, they might have guns but we have flowers,” Angel tells Brandon.
Brandon: “But flowers don’t do anything … “
Father: “Of course they do. Look, everyone is putting flowers.”
Father: “It’s to fight against guns.”
Brandon: “It’s to protect … And the candles too?”
Father: “It’s to remember the people who are gone yesterday.”
According to Us Magazine, the video was posted on Monday and a look at the numbers of views this video has gathered on Thursday, it is close to 16 million views. You can see the video posted above. This video of a little boy asking these questions will bring a tear to your eyes!