Video: 8-Year-Old Reacts to Brussels Attack With Moving Message After Tragedy
An 8-year-old boy sent a touching message to the victims of the Brussels attacks on March 22.
The child was confused about what happened at first.
“I kept asking my dad what actually happened,” said the boy to Zoomin.tv.
“Then he like told me everything that happened and I was like ‘whoa.'”
After learning about the terrorist acts, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility, the boy shared a wise message with a piece of chalk on the concrete.
“Do not hate Islam, do not blame Islam,” he wrote.
“Because they’re literally all not bad people,” he added.
His comments come after three blasts hit the capital of Belgium. At least 31 people were killed and 270 were injured. The bombs were detonated by three suicide bombers at the Brussels airport and metro system.
After the attacks many others also wrote messages of support on the ground of a pedestrian strip outside the stock exchange in Brussels.
People showed their solidarity by writing joyous drawings and messages like, “Spread love,” “Live and Let Live,” and “Love is my religion.”
Others slogans included, “Stop this war in Syria,” and “I’m scared.”
The messages were written in various languages including, French English, Arabic and Flemish.
Although many had come together to show support, the 8-year-old said he feared for his safety because of the terrorist attacks.
When asked about how he felt after the bombings he replied, “Scared because I’m going on a trip tomorrow.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.