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Scarsdale 6-Year-Old Meets Obama After UN Leaders Summit Shoutout

President Barack Obama meeting the Scarsdale 6-year-old who offered to take in refugees as brothers and sisters.
President Barack Obama meeting the Scarsdale 6-year-old who offered to take in refugees as brothers and sisters. Photo Credit: Whitehouse.gov
President Barack Obama meeting the Scarsdale 6-year-old who offered to take in refugees as brothers and sisters.
President Barack Obama meeting the Scarsdale 6-year-old who offered to take in refugees as brothers and sisters. Photo Credit: WhiteHouse.gov
Alex is six years old. After seeing a distressing photo of a young boy in Syria, Alex wrote a letter asking President Obama to help bring that boy to America so he could be part of Alex's family.
Alex is six years old. After seeing a distressing photo of a young boy in Syria, Alex wrote a letter asking President Obama to help bring that boy to America so he could be part of Alex's family. Video Credit: The White House

The 6-year-old Westchester boy who got a shoutout from President Barack Obama for his “humanity” at the United Nations earlier this year got the thrill of a lifetime when he was invited to Washington, D.C., to tour the White House with his hero.

As he addressed international leaders at the United Nations at the Leaders Summit on Refugees earlier this year, Obama spoke about a young boy, Alex, from Scarsdale, who wrote the president a letter after seeing the image of 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh trying to wipe blood off his hands while he was in the back of an ambulance following an explosion in Syria.

In his letter, Alex wrote “since he won’t bring toys, I will share my bike and I will teach him how to ride it. I will teach him addition and subtraction. My little sister will be collecting butterflies and fireflies for him. We can all play together. We will give him a family and he will be our brother.”

“Those are the words of a 6-year-old boy. He teaches us a lot,” Obama commented .

This week, sporting a dapper new suit, Alex got a tour of the White House with Obama, who praised him for his humanity.

“Everybody heard what you said,” the President said to the 6-year-old. “You being so nice, and so kind, hopefully makes other people think the same way. I’m very proud of you.”

Additional video footage from Alex's visit with Obama at the White House is available online .

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