“Flowers Beat Guns”: Father And Son Share Moving Conversation About Paris Attacks

This frightened Parisian boy’s conversation with his father is a moving reminder that only love can conquer hate:

The heartwarming video interview — which took place in Paris with a reporter from France’s Le Petit Journal — shows a sweet little boy express his fears about the “mean people” who attacked Paris last Friday, and his concerns that his family would have to “change homes.”

His father — Vietnamese-born Angel Le — instantly replies that “France is our home.”

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“But there are bad guys, Daddy!” the boy says. “Yes, but there are bad guys everywhere,” his father counters.

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“They have guns, they can shoot at us because they have guns and are bad,” the boy continues. “Well, they have guns, but we have flowers,” the father says.

“But flowers don’t do anything,” the boy argues. “See all the flowers?” his dad asks. “They’re to fight against the guns.”

“Are they there to protect?” the boy asks. “The candles too?” His father explains: “It’s to not forget those who left us yesterday.”

“The flowers and the candles,” the boy concludes, “are here to protect us.”

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At this point the reporter jumps back in and asks the boy, “So are you feeling better?” “Yep,” he says. I’m feeling better.”