Boy, 6, asks Obama if he can adopt Syrian refugee in viral bombing photo

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- A 6-year-old New York boy's kindness has won the admiration of thousands of people after he wrote a letter to President Obama, asking him to bring the 5-year-old boy featured in the Aleppo, Syria, viral bombing photo to his house.

The image of Omran Daqneesh shows him sitting in an ambulance, covered in grime and blood after his home was bombed during the war in Syria.

In a letter sent directly to the White House, little Alex asked President Obama to go get Daqneesh and bring him home to be with his family.

"Dear President Obama, remember the boy who was picked by the ambulance in Syria? Could you please go get him and bring him to our home? Park in the driveway or on the street and we'll be waiting for you guys with flags, flowers, and balloons," he said in the letter.

He continued to say Daqneesh could be his brother and friend, writing that he has a friend at school from Syria and, "we can all play together."

President Obama responded to the letter on Facebook Wednesday, complimenting Alex for his kindness and saying he read the letter aloud during a speech at the United Nations summit on refugees earlier this week.

"Those are the words of a six-year-old boy -- a young child who has not learned to be cynical or suspicious or fearful of other people because of where they come from, how they look, or how they pray," Obama said in the post. "We should all be more like Alex. Imagine what the world would look like if we were. Imagine the suffering we could ease and the lives we could save."