Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 23 May 2019

These refugee children saw snow for the first time and they couldn't hold back their joy

Here's a heart-warming video of two Eritrean refugee children enjoying snow for the first time.

The video was first shared on Twitter by Rebecca Davies, spokesperson for the Ripple Refugee Project, a Toronto-based group that sponsors, settles, and helps to integrate refugees to Canada.

This Eritrean family moved to Canada last week. It has been a long journey for them - they fled the war in Eritrea in 2013 and subsequently moved to Sudan where they lived in a refugee camp for a few years.

Now, they are in their new home - Canada.

The country took in more than 25,000 refugees between 2015 and 2016.

After watching the video on Twitter, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a shout-out to these kids, "Amazing – now convince them that shoveling is fun and you’re all set ..."

Updated: November 14, 2018 04:14 PM