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They might have guns, we have flowers: Paris father tells son

world Updated: Nov 18, 2015 18:37 IST
HT Correspondent
Paris attacks

A screen grab of the video of the conversation between the father and his son in Paris.

A father’s touching explanation to his son about the November 13 Paris terror attacks has stirred social media, with more than 27 million views of the video on Facebook.

The video shows an interview conducted by a reporter for France’s Le Petit Journal in a Paris square, where people are laying flowers and lighting candles to honour the 129 victims killed in Friday’s attacks.

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Brandon, the child in the video, tells the reporter that the attacks were conducted by “bad guys” who were “not very nice.” He then expresses fear that his family will be forced to move, although his father reassures him they won’t because there are “bad guys everywhere.”

“France is our home,” the father says, before he puts his arms around his son, gestures towards the emotionally charged crowd at the square and says, “It’s OK. They might have guns, but we have flowers.”

The video was posted on Facebook by Jerome Issac Rousseau who added subtitles to it. “I made a quick edit to show the rest of the world how freaking awesome some of our citizens are. They’re my heroes,” he said.