He sits in the back of an ambulance apparently unaware of the blood covering his face.
Dazed, dusty and confused, it takes several seconds for five-year-old Omran Daqneesh to put his hand to his head to check the wound he sustained during ongoing fighting in Aleppo, Syria.
His photo, and video of him being loaded into the emergency vehicle, was shared widely on social media Wednesday as the human toll of the conflict was thrown again into stark relief.
Raf Sanchez, a correspondent for the Telegraph, shared his image on Twitter.
Sanchez also posted a picture of the boy after he'd received treatment for the wound.
In a video uploaded to YouTube by activist organization the Aleppo Media Group, the shocked child can be seen taken from a building into the ambulance and left on the chair before being taken to the hospital.
Girl in pro gov part of Aleppo— Bassem (@BBassem7) August 17, 2016
Boy in anti gov part of Aleppo
Those are the people that are paying the price! pic.twitter.com/YdERFe70oi