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Paris attacks: Father erases young son's fears in incredible conversation

"They might have guns, but we have flowers"

By Claire Williamson

It's an exchange that is sure to enchant and bring hope to many as a father helps his little boy transition from fear to realising that love will conquer hate.

In an interview posted by the French news broadcast Le Petit Journal the reporter asks a young boy if he understands the attacks that happened on Friday which killed at least 129 people in Paris and injured hundreds more.

He replies: "Yes, because they're very very mean. The bad guys aren't very nice and we have to be really careful because we have to change homes."

His dad then interjects and says: "No, don't worry we don't have to change homes. France is our home."

The young boy begins again: "But there are bad guys Daddy."

To which his dad say: "But there are bad guys everywhere."

"They have guns, they can shoot at us because they're really really mean daddy.

His dad replies: "Well, they have guns, but we have flowers"

The little boy says: "But flowers don't do anything, they're for, they're for..."

His dad then interrupt by saying: "Of course they do, look everyone is putting flowers.

"It's to fight against the guns."

The little boy asks: "Are they there to protect? The candles too?

"Exactly. It's to remember all the people who left us yesterday."

"The flowers and the candles. They're there to protect us" the little boy concludes.

The reporter then asks, "So are you feeling better now?

The little boy replies: "Yes. I'm feeling better".

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