The tragic story of a Syrian refugee who is headed to Michigan is getting a lot of attention - especially from President Obama.
A Facebook post from Humans of New York features an unidentified Syrian scientist who lost his wife and daughter after their home was hit by a missile.
Thousands are sharing the story-- and local Syrians are hoping it will garner support to help end the refugee crisis.
Two issues have become synonymous: anti-Muslim sentiment and opposition to Syrians finding sanctuary in America.
Now, the man's story is answering to critics of both.
The Humans of New York Facebook page continues their series of Syrian refugee stories.
The president commented from his personal Facebook account:
When the scientist arrives here, he will likely get support form the Syrian American Rescue Network, which says his story is, tragically, all too familiar.
While Syrian refugees have been linked to anti-Muslim sentiment, many refugees are Christian. Others practice different faiths or none at all.
The Syrian American Rescue Network is notified only a day or two in advance of upcoming arrivals. So far, they have not yet been told the scientist will arrive at his new home.