The journey refugees make after leaving their home countries is wrought with difficulty. Travelling across hostile borders, seas and refugee camps, especially with a family, is something no one does unless they have no choice.
Creating a new life in a foreign country - learning a foreign tongue - can be an overwhelming and stressful situation.
However on Wednesday one Syrian family received the warmest of welcomes in Canada. Valerie Taylor, the psychiatrist-in-chief at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, relayed the story on Facebook:
The family-of-seven were on their way to London, Ontario to be with family. They had arrived from Syria four months prior, and carried with them two babies in buggies and three children.