A Father Explains The Paris Attack To His Son – Meem

A Father Explains The Paris Attack To His Son

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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.

Full interview

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.

Boy: Yes.

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?

Father: Yes.

Journalist: Do you feel better now?

Boy: Yes, I feel better.

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