Border Guards Play With Refugee Kids in Touching Video

A heartwarming viral video filmed on the Slovakia-Ukraine border exhibits a few Slovak guards taking part in and laughing with two younger refugee youngsters.

The video, which was first posted to Facebook on March 17 by the Slovak Police (Polícia Slovenskej Republiky), was re-posted in Reddit’s “Made Me Smile” discussion board on Sunday by u/frosted_bite. The clip has amassed greater than 915,000 views on Facebook and over 113,000 upvotes on Reddit whereas being lauded as a uncommon glimmer of hope through the present struggle in Ukraine.

In the video, one of many guards could be seen carrying the youthful of the 2 youngsters–a toddler—whereas the opposite youngster, who appears to be like to be of elementary age, runs round with the opposite guard. The toddler laughs loudly because the older boy and the opposite guard try to chase her and tickle her, and a lady—who many commenters assume is the youngsters’s mom—smiles as she watches the youngsters play.

After a couple of minute of uninterrupted playtime, the remainder of the youngsters’s social gathering arrives. So, the guards seize the group’s baggage and stroll them to their subsequent vacation spot.

“Moments like this give us hope that the war will soon end and humanity will win over evil,” learn the Slovak Police’s Facebook put up, in keeping with the supplied translation.

Many Redditors had been touched by the video and stated it was good to see human “kindness” amid “the darkness of the war.”

“I love seeing the kindness and love of others shine through the darkness of the war and unspeakable violence. They’re the hope givers,” wrote u/Iceicemickey.

“Bless those men for taking the pain away from these children for even a fleeting moment,” stated u/Designer-Ruin7176.

“Those guys are absolutely amazing. Real Heroes!” exclaimed u/Virtual_Ad5553.

“Man, after a month of heartbreaking coverage from the war, I needed to see this,” added u/korbendallllas. “That laughter is so heartwarming, especially when you try to put yourself in their shoes, and what they’ve been through to get to this point.”

According to the United Nations (U.N.), greater than 10 million Ukrainians have been pressured to flee their properties since Russia’s full-scale invasion of the nation, Newsweek beforehand reported. Some Ukrainians have fled to different European international locations resembling Poland, Romania and Hungary, along with Slovakia.

And different Ukrainians, in keeping with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, are at the moment displaced inside the nation.

“Among the responsibilities of those who wage war, everywhere in the world, is the suffering inflicted on civilians who are forced to flee their homes,” Grandi tweeted Sunday. “The war in Ukraine is so devastating that 10 million have fled—either displaced inside the country or as refugees abroad.”

U.N. refugee company spokesperson Shabia Mantoo beforehand advised Newsweek that the state of affairs appears to be like as if it’s going to develop into “Europe’s largest refugee crisis this century.”

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Ukrainian child on train to Slovakia
A heartwarming viral video filmed on the Slovakia-Ukraine border exhibits a few Slovak guards taking part in and laughing with two younger refugee youngsters. Pictured above is a toddler fleeing Ukraine on a humanitarian prepare organized by the Slovak Rail Company.
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