Six-year-old asks President Obama if he can adopt Syrian boy to be his brother

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SCARSDALE, NY (WCMH)–A boy from New York received a shout-out from President Barack Obama during his speech at a refugee summit Wednesday.

Six-year-old Alex wrote to the president about 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh.

In this frame grab taken from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), a child sits in an ambulance after being pulled out or a building hit by an airstirke, in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Syrian opposition activists reported an airstrikes on the al-Qaterji neighborhood in Aleppo late Wednesday. (Aleppo Media Center via AP)
In this frame grab taken from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), a child sits in an ambulance after being pulled out or a building hit by an airstirke, in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Syrian opposition activists reported an airstrikes on the al-Qaterji neighborhood in Aleppo late Wednesday. (Aleppo Media Center via AP)

Last month, the world was moved by an image of Omran, left bloodied in the back of an ambulance after an air strike destroyed his home in Aleppo.

In his handwritten letter to the White House, Alex asks President Obama to bring Omran to his house where “we will be waiting for you guys with flags, flowers, and balloons.”

Alex offered to teach Omran how to ride a bike and how to do math, and said Omran would be his brother.

He says in the letter that he has a friend at school who is from Syria, and said the three of them would play together.

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