This Little Boy In Gaza Pretending To Be A Journalist Will Melt Your Heart

07/31/2014 02:36 pm ET | Updated Jul 31, 2014

At the height of such destruction and bloodshed in the Middle East, one little boy has reminded us that no matter what, you can't destroy the ability to dream:

Swedish Radio Gaza correspondent Johan-Matthias Sommarström said that he had just returned from a day of reporting in Gaza City when the boy approached him outside his hotel on Thursday. "I am a journalist," the boy said.

"For me the picture is a powerful example of children's strong will to survive," Sommarström told Swedish Radio. "He has seen us journalists go in and out of the hotel, he has seen that we survive. I think that in his pretending play he wants to be like us, someone who survives."

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