CNN’s Kate Bolduan could not hold back her tears while reporting on the jarring photo of a toddler wounded in the ongoing Syrian war.
It was a heartbreaking image of Omran Daqneesh on Thursday that stopped the world in its tracks.
The little boy’s home was hit by a missile on Wednesday evening in Aleppo, Syria. An emergency services worker carried the boy out of the rubble and placed him in an ambulance, where Daqneesh was left alone for several minutes.
The image will join other historical photos taken during wartime, most notably the "Napalm girl" from the Vietnam War, taken by Associated Press photographer, Nick Ut.
Bolduan struggled to keep her composure as she reported on the story.
"What strikes me is we shed tears, but there are no tears here. He doesn’t cry once. That little boy is in total shock. He’s stunned,” she said.
“He’s inside his home one moment and the next he’s lost in the fury of war and chaos.
“This is Omran. He’s alive," Boulduan said as she wrapped up the segment. We wanted you to know.”
Brandon Jenner posted a powerful message on his own Instagram account in reaction to the photo.
"Having just had a baby, I now understand how deeply children depend on their parents to keep them safe," he wrote.
"I can’t imagine the pain that a parent must go through when they are unable to protect their child. We are better than this. My thoughts go out to all people affected by violence around the world.
"The world’s problems are very complex and I am not pretending to know all the answers, but I do think that we all have a duty to not turn a blind eye to those who are disproportionately affected by violence. I encourage your thoughts."