The fire that ravished the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has shocked and saddened the nation to the core.
Onlookers watched in despair as the majority of the original roof was destroyed and the medieval spire collapsed before their very eyes.
People all over the world were quick to pay tribute to the historic landmark expressing how they had been left saddened by the news.
However, the country's actions have shown just how strong and resilient the people of France really are.
An appeal was launched to raise money for the restoration project. Thanks to a combination of companies and individual donors a staggering $1.1 billion has been raised.
Which means that the President's initial plan to restore the building in five years may actually become a reality.
Make sure to keep reading to watch his touching speech to the people of France below.