St. Louis (PPN) – Crime is becoming a new “norm” in the greatest free country in the world, so much so that it’s affecting our children- and scaring them.
On Monday, Jeffrey Laney’s mother brought her 6-year-old son to a march against gun violence and from that, an inspirational video was created.
Leanndra Cheatham’s son is seen in the video that went viral, pleading with his community to stop gun violence. The video was posted on Facebook and has been viewed more than 70,000 times.
“I’m scared to die. I don’t want nothing to happen to all my family,” Jeffrey says in the video. “People need to stop killing each other around here because this is just making me feel bad.”
Cheatham keeps her young child involved in community work that raises awareness. Imagine a child so young, yet so aware of the troubles in this world already.
“My son saw me going through emotional distress at that time and I know he remembered,” Cheatham told InsideEdition.com. “I am proud of him for making the video, but as for him feeling that way, I am shocked and disturbed.”
Jeffrey’s mom is hopeful that the video will help change the way things are.