13-Year-Old's Moving Eulogy For Dad Killed In Iran Plane Crash

"I can't remember a single moment in my life where Mansour, my dad, had any trace of negativity in his voice or actions," said Ryan Pourjam.

13-Year-Old's Moving Eulogy For Dad Killed In Iran Plane Crash

Ryan Pourjam delivered a moving eulogy for his father.

A 13-year-old boy's moving eulogy for his father, who died in the Iran plane crash, remembered him as a "strong" and positive person. Ryan Pourjam, in his speech, described his father, Mansour Pourjam, as a man without "any trace of negativity in his voice or actions".

According to news website Today, Ryan spoke about his father during a memorial at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday - a week after Mansour Pourjam lost his life when Iran mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing 176 people. At least 57 Canadians died in the crash, most of them of Iranian descent.

"I can't remember a single moment in my life where Mansour, my dad, had any trace of negativity in his voice or actions," Ryan said in his heartbreaking speech that struck a chord with thousands on Twitter.

"I don't want to talk about the bad things because I know that if my dad was alive and if someone else died in the crash and that he was right here giving a speech, he wouldn't talk about the bad stuff. I won't."

Ryan finished his speech by thanking the audience for attending his father's memorial service, and was met with thunderous applause.

People on Twitter, where the eulogy video has been viewed tens of thousands of times, praised the teenager's dignity and maturity.

According to Ottawa Citizen, Mansour Pourjam, 53, worked at a dental clinic in Ottawa, Canada. He grew up in Tehran and moved to Canada to attend Carleton University.

Over 200 people attended the memorial service held for him and another victim, Fareed Arasteh.