Friday 18 October 2019

'They might have guns but we have flowers' - French five year old interviewed about the Paris terror attacks warms 26m hearts

Clare Cullen

A video clip of an interview with a French five-year-old child has been viewed by over 26 million people worldwide.

The clip shows a french father and son being interviewed by french media at the scene of the Bataclan attacks, while people were placing flowers and candles to remember the dead.

The minute-long clip from French news station Le Petit Journal was subtitled in English and uploaded by Jerome Isaac Rousseau who wrote that he "made a quick edit to show the rest of the world how awesome some of our citizens are".

He added "they're my heros. (sic) I feel much better too now!"

Angel Le and his son Brandon were speaking to Le Petit Journal. The interview began in heartbreaking fashion with Brandon(5) telling the interviewer he would have to "move house" because of "the really, really mean... bad guys". His father re-assured him that they would not be moving as "there are bad guys everywhere".

In a priceless exchange, Angel Le allayed Brandon's fears about the "bad guys" guns by saying "they might have guns but we have flowers". "To protect us?" Brandon asked.

The reporter then asks Brandon if he feels better, to which the happier five-year-old replies that he does.

The clip has been viewed over 26 million times on Rousseau's page and re-uploaded by many other news outlets. The phrase 'they might have guns but we have flowers' has spawned countless images, designs and memes across the internet.

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