What Joy Looks Like in Any Language

Watch as Syrian refugee children in Ontario are taken sledding for the first time.

In the dead of winter, this video is sure to melt your heart.

Footage of a Syrian family trying tobogganing for the first time after moving to Canada shows the children laughing and smiling as they fly down Armour Hill in Peterborough, Ont.

The video, made by OPP constable David McNab and his wife Kristy Hiltz, has already gotten more than 5,000 views since being uploaded on January 19.

“Snow is a new experience but fun in any language looks the same,” McNab said on his Youtube account.

McNab told the Post that this is one of many firsts, like their first trip to Tim Horton’s.

“The kids are amazingly grateful and excited about everything,” he said.

“Every experience is just laughter, smiles and giggles.”

Hiltz and her husband are co-sponsors of the family. Like many Canadians, they were horrified to see the photo of the young Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi, washed up on a beach in Greece and decided to become sponsors.

They sponsored a family of four — a mother and her three children, Ansam,13, Ibrahim,10 and Dalya, who is 9.

The children have neither been to school, nor seen a doctor or dentist in almost two years. These are all firsts that the children have experienced since arriving on Dec. 30.

Now, they are beginning to dream. Ansam wants to be a dentist. Dalya says she wants to be a police officer when she grows up.

“We can’t wait to see them take part in all the things that Canadian kids do,” said McNab.

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