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VIDEO: Little Saudi girl runs to embrace Saudi King Salman in al-Jawf

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Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz responded to the tears of a young Saudi child who cried after learning that her district of Qurayyat would not be part of the king’s itinerary during his visit to the al-Jawf region.

In a fatherly gesture, King Salman received the girl, who happily ran towards him and embraced him.

The little girl went viral after a video of her crying was shared on social media, with many commenting on Twitter about King Salman’s popularity among adults and children alike.

King Salman was in al-Jawf as part of a multi-city tour across Saudi Arabia.