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Young Son Worries About Having to Move Out After Terror Attacks,But the French Father Found the Most Beautiful Way to Ease Him.

Young Son Worries About Having to Move Out After Terror Attacks,But the French Father Found the Most Beautiful Way to Ease Him.

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ByAlice Wang November 19, 2015
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A father talks to his young son about the terrorist attacks that happened in their home city. His Son worries about having to move out. But this father found the most beautiful way to ease him.

The dad has been praised for how he responded to his young son's comments - and it's even allowing some French people to 'let go of their tears.'

Since Friday, France and the rest of the world have been trying to make sense of devastating terror attacks that rocked Paris , leaving 129 people dead.

We have seen footage of people laying flowers at the site of the massacres, or silently weeping during yesterday's two-minute silence.

But one heartwarming video circulating on social media shows the 'humanity in the face of inhumanity' we have come to recognize in response to the devastation - and is even helping French people come to terms with their grief.

In an interview with Le Petit Journal in front of floral tributes left for the dead, a young boy is asked if he understands what has happened.

He responds: "Yes, because they are very, very, very bad. Baddies are not very nice. We need to be really careful because we will have to move home."

Patting his head and telling him not to worry, his father replies: "We don't have to move home. France is our home."

Still concerned, the boy says: "But they are baddies, daddy," to which his dad responds: "Yes, but there are bad people everywhere."

When the boy expresses a worry that the bad people can 'shoot at us' with their guns, the conversation takes a beautiful turn.

"They have guns, but we have flowers."

"But flowers do nothing," comes the response, to which Dad replies that the flowers are there to fight against the guns.

"It will protect us?" he innocently asks. "And the candles too?"

Suddenly, the boy looks visibly comforted. His worry slowly melting away, he asks again: "The flowers and candles will protect us?" - a heartwarming smile creeping across his face as his father says yes.

The interviewer asks the youngster if he feels better now, to which he replies: "Yes, I feel better."

The man has won praise for the way he dealt with his son's questions and comments - and the beautiful exchange has even enabled some French viewers to come to terms with their own grief.


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