The first snow: Man’s reaction to winter captures hearts

A Somalian immigrant to Canada had a reaction to snowflakes in B.C. that will make you thankful for the little things in life.

Ali Mohamed Abdullahi moved to Canada earlier this year and it's his first time experiencing a true North American winter.

He thought the snow was stuff falling from trees and tried to grab the snowflakes with his hands. He was so excited to see the snow, he ran out without a jacket wearing his traditional attire called 'macwiis.'

Abdullahi says he is very "happy to be in a safe country and loves that there are no bombings here."

He had a difficult life in Somalia due to the civil war but has now come to appreciate the "little things" in Canada.

Video by Shibani Gokhale

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