Our sporadic bursts of compassion won't do much good, if we quickly dismiss them. But if we allow them to, they can create openings within us. Aylan should not have died as he did, and something must be done.
All are desperately hoping to return to Syria as soon as it is safe, even though their homes are little more than rubble now. They miss it, and their hurt and rage at having to leave was crushing them, so they had to share their stories to get out from under the weight of it.