A Father Explains The Paris Attack To His Son
A heart-wrenching video of a French father reassuring his young son about the Paris terror massacre has been shared more than 20 million times on Facebook. Canal+ television show “Le Petit Journal,” asked the little boy if he understands why extremists killed people in Paris on Friday.
Journalist: Do you understand what’s happened? Do you understand why these people have done this?
Boy: Yes, because they are very, very, very bad. Bad people aren’t very nice. And you have to be very careful because you need to move house.
Father: No, don’t worry, we don’t have to move. France is our home.
Boy: But what about the baddies, Dad?
Father: There are baddies everywhere. There are bad guys everywhere.
Boy: They’ve got guns. They can shoot us because they’re very, very bad, Daddy.
Father: They’ve got guns but we have flowers.
Boy: But flowers don’t do anything. They’re for… they’re for… they’re for…
Father: Look, everyone is laying flowers here.
Father: It’s to fight against the guns.
Boy: Is it for protection?
Father: That’s right.
Boy: And the candles too?
Father: They’re so we don’t forget the people who have gone.
Boy: Oh. The flowers and candles are there to protect us?
Journalist: Do you feel better now?
Boy: Yes, I feel better.