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Video of French father and son on Paris attacks touches netizens' hearts

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 16:28

IN the wake of the Paris attacks that took 129 lives on November 13, a video interview by French media outlet Le Petit Journal of a father and son discussing the event has touched the hearts of many across the web.

In the video, the journalist asked the child if he understood why the Paris attacks happened, to which the boy responded: "Yes, because they're really, really mean."

He went on to add that their family would have to "change houses", but his father assured him they would not have to because "France is our home".

When the boy protested: “They have guns, they can shoot us because they’re really really mean daddy," his father replied: “It’s ok, they might have guns but we have flowers.”

The original video has garnered nearly 14 million views, while an upload with english subtitles by Jerome Isaac Rousseau has received more than 24 million views. 

 
French father and son have the most precious conversation in i...

A father and son have the most precious conversation during an interview by french media at the scene of the Bataclan attacks. I saw that it hadn't been subtitled in english yet, so I made a quick edit to show the rest of the world how freakin awesome some of our citizens are. They're my heros. I feel better too now! #paris #bataclan #parisattacksImages and interview are a courtesy of Le Petit Journal . Thank you so much to the LPJ team for this interview and a very touching segment yesterday! Also, thank you for letting this video be accessed by all and not putting it down. Thank you to Angel Le (father) and Brandon (son) for brightening up our day. <3 Original Segment: http://bit.ly/1Lix9L2Original Video (without subtitles): https://www.facebook.com/PetitJournalYannBarthes/videos/1013093998733798/

Posted by Jerome Isaac Rousseau on Monday, 16 November 2015