A six-year-old American boy wrote to Barack Obama, offering a refugee a place in his family.
Alex, from New York, wrote the letter after seeing the photograph of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, a bloodied and dazed Syrian boy which prompted outrage around the world.
Mr Obama said the letter was from a child “who hasn’t learned to be cynical, or suspicious, or fearful of other people because of where they’re from”.
After quoting Alex’s words at the United Nations, the White House recorded Alex reading them himself, in a video shared more than 40,000 times on Facebook.
“We should all be more like Alex,” the President wrote.
“Imagine what the world would look like if we were. Imagine the suffering we could ease and the lives we could save.”