The moment a Syrian toddler injured in a deadly blast smiles for the camera.

It’s hard to imagine a victim of a horrific bomb blast in the Syrian city of Aleppo has anything to smile about.

That’s probably what makes footage of this brave little girl’s smile all the more heart-wrenching.

The toddler sits in an Aleppo hospital, her head bandaged, when she turns to the camera and smiles as people off-screen amuse her with blown up surgical gloves.

The little girl smiles at the camera. (Image via Syrian Arab News Agency.)

Her smile, juxtaposed with the physical representation of the horror she must be facing, has touched thousands of people who have shared images of the girl online.

The footage was aired by the Syrian Arab News Agency after the apparent terrorist attack on a bus convoy killed at least 126 people - including more than 60 children - on Saturday, according to the United Nations. The passengers were evacuees from besieged Syrian towns.


Not since the footage of Syrian boy, Omran Daqneesh, who looked shell-shocked, covered in soot and blood, has a single image of the conflict captured the attention of so many.

The image of Omran Daqneesh shook the world. (Image via AMC.)

Fox News recently spoke to the photographer who shot the clip of the five-year-old last August to find out what had become of him.

"I lost contact with the family of Omran", he told the news channel.

"The Assad militia had arrived and his family was guarded under house arrest, where they could not be reached by the Western media. Their residence was changed and they were put under security."