Video : What is That? A Sparrow

Watch this touching video clip given above which shows a conversation between a father and son.

This Greek short film (with English subtitle) was made in 2007.

Father and son are sitting on a bench. Suddenly a sparrow lands across them. The old Father asks son, “What is that?” to which the son replies “A Sparrow” and looks back into his newspaper. After sometime his father again asks him “What is that”. A little annoyed, son replies “I just told you father, its a sparrow”.

Then, the sparrow flies to the other side and sits there. The father repeats his question “what is that?”. This time, son replies “A sparrow father, a sparrow…s-p-a-r-r-o-w……” and when again the father repeats his question, son is filled with anger and says “Why are you doing this Father? How many times I told you its a sparrow!!!”

Father gets up and goes into the house to take his old dairy. He comes back and asks his son to read a passage from the dairy, which goes like this “Today my youngest son, who a few days ago turned three, was sitting with me at the park when a sparrow sat in front of us. My son asked me 21 times what it was and I answered all 21 times that it was a sparrow. I hugged him every single time he asked me the same question again and again without getting mad, feeling affection for my innocent little boy.”

This is really a good video. I couldn’t help crying after watching it. Really meaningful, if only people of today could learn of the patience of this loving father. Its sad to think that often we are so succumbed to impulse like the son in this video.

A simple, yet very meaningful, with the message very clearly put forward. Check this out….

19 thoughts on “Video : What is That? A Sparrow”

  1. My gosh this brought tears to my eyes. What a powerful message this is. Our parents raise us and when we get to a point we do not need them anymore. But, we always need our parents no matter how old we are. Then, when they need us, we get frustrated and angry for what? They took care of us when we were children and we should take care of them as well. I would love to have both my parents back with me. People with parents still alive should be thankful and not complaining. They are truly blessed.

    Thanks for posting this video.
    An awesome reminder and one to reflect upon.

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  3. this video really made me cry for some reason i know and understand deep down inside of me..
    i hope i can undo the wrong things that i have done..and now i will try my best to be the kind of child every parent deserve to have.
    thank you for the people behind this short movie

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  5. I am muslim, and I believe that it doesn’t really matter which faith people belong to when we see this constant value of relationships. This story touched me deep inside. And although there are sometimes misunderstanding we’ve got to be patient and try to see what do they want to bring us and find that connotation between the dialogue and try not to turn it into monologue to be going along the unison.

    Yours faithfully,

    Bahar from Turkmenistan

  6. My God Today – sometimes it’s good to remind ourselves how short life is and not to take one moment for granted. Tell me — What is That?

  7. After watching this video ,I rush to call my father who lives in another country. Kids don’t realize that they are selfish ,until they are parents themselves. Thank you for sharing.

  8. This is very inspirational. I’m actually quite speechless I can’t come up with good words to write. People around the world should watch this video. It may even make the world a better place to live in.

  9. 1st timer……Wow, an awesome story about patience and undying love to answer his son. I can reflect this to us as humans and God as out Father. I couldn’t not even imagine the state mankind would be in if God chose not to deal with us because we pray about the same things over and over again…..God has patience with us but we don’t have patience with one another. Thank you…seeking God for deliverance, refuge, strength, knowledge, holiness and comfort.

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