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'They have guns, but we have flowers': Father, son share moving moment over Paris attacks

by Scott Stump / / Source: TODAY

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One dad's conversation with his young son outside a memorial near Paris' Bataclan concert venue, where 89 people were killed by ISIS gunmen Friday, stands as a heartwarming example of the way some parents are working to calm their children's fears over the massacre.

Angel Le, who was born in Vietnam and now lives in Paris with his family, spoke to his son Brandon and a reporter from the French TV show Le Petit Journal.

In the clip, Angel reassures his son that they won't have to move to avoid the "bad guys," as mourners around them place flowers at the memorial site.

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"They have guns, they can shoot us because they're really, really mean daddy," Brandon says.

"They might have guns, but we have flowers,'' Angel says.

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"The flowers and candles are here to protect us,'' Brandon says.

Later, he adds, "Yes, I feel better."

The video was translated with English subtitles by French man Jerome Rousseau, a website designer, and has been viewed more than eight million times on Facebook since he posted it Monday.

Rousseau, who was in Paris at the time of the attacks, wanted the English-speaking world to be able to understand the touching conversation

"They're my heroes,'' he wrote. "I feel better too now!"

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