Video of a French father has gone viral since he told his son the Islamic State group’s terror attacks can be thwarted by “flowers.”
Angel Le’s son was approached on Monday by a reporter for Le Petit Journal and asked if he understood the significance of last Friday’s terror attacks. The boy said he was worried about guns used by ISIS before his father assured him flowers and candles would keep him safe.
Over 15 million people have viewed the video on Facebook.
The exchange was translated as follows:
Son: They’ve got guns. They can shoot us because they’re very, very bad, daddy.
Angel Le: They’ve got guns, but we have flowers.
Son: But flowers don’t do anything. They’re for … they’re for … they’re for …
Angel Le: Look, everyone is laying flowers here.
Angel Le: It’s to fight against the guns.
Boy: Is it for protection?
Angel Le: That’s right.
Son: And the candles, too?
Angel Le: They’re so we don’t forget the people who have gone.
Son: Oh. The flowers and candles are there to protect us?
Angel Le: Yes.
Reporter: Do you feel better now?
Son: Yes, I feel better.
Lee responded the popular video on the newspaper’s Facebook page, saying, “I’m the dad with the little boy, thank you all for the great comments that you have posting for us. When when I see all this support it tells me one thing: I’m proud to be French and proud of my fellow countrymen!” NBC News reported Tuesday.
Last week’s attacks by ISIS killed 129 and injured more than 350. The terror group killed 89 at the Bataclan concert hall before an anti-terrorism police force stormed the building. Images of a bullet-ridden shield were posted by French journalists on Twitter.