A touching video of a father and son discussing the Paris terror attacks will make your heart break. Grab the tissues!

A French reported for television show Le Petit Journal interviewed a man and his young son outside a tribute in France.

The reporter asks the child if he understands what is happening, the young boy replies “Yes, because they are really really mean” “bad guys are not very nice”.  We have to be really careful, because we have to change houses.”

His father tells him they don’t need to move, because “France is our home”.

“But there’s bad guys, daddy”

“They might have guns but we have flowers,” dad replies

“But flowers don’t do anything,” says the boy.

“Of course they do,” the father replies. “Look, everyone is putting flowers. It’s to fight against the guns”

“It’s to protect?”


“The flowers and candles are here to protect us.” The young boy declares.

A very touching moment. Watch the video for yourself and share your thoughts below.

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  • I saw this video on the news. Think it’s indeed the way to fight guns !


  • So beautiful. I love the innocence of children even in the face of adversity.


  • yes couldn’t watch it. still very bittersweet how kids see things in black or white. they shouldn’t have to see stuff like this though.


  • Video didn’t open for me but its very hard to explain terrorism to children. Not fair, they shouldn’t have to know.


  • It’s so hard for parents of young children to know what to say when even adults can’t understand the actions of others.


  • Unable to watch this video as it has a copyright message across the screen.


  • Well done to the dad.


  • So hard to explain to someone so young but what a lovely thoughtful way to say it.


  • Oh yes! I saw it! Heartbreaking!


  • Well done dad! What a horribly difficult the to have to try and explain to young children. This dad has done it beautifully


  • Lke it


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