Sometimes, when grown-ups are at a loss for words, it is the youngest members of society that seem to know just the right thing to say.
Jane Richard, now 9, is no stranger to loss and tragedy. She not only lost one of her legs in the 2013 Boston bombing, but her brother Martin, then 8, as well. After Martin's death, a photo of him holding up a sign that read "No more hurting people. Peace" went viral.
So in light of recent events, Jane decided to recreate this timeless message to share with the mourning people of Paris. She translated the message to French, which reads "Arretez de faire du mal aux autres. La paix," and drew the Eiffel Tower as part of the traditional peace sign, emulating an image posted by artist Jean Julian on social media that has quickly emerged as a symbol of solidarity.
And Jane's message of peace is having the same impact as her late brother's, with over 2,400 likes and 1,500 shares on the Martin Richard Foundation Facebook page .
Just another reminder that children are wise beyond their years.