Malala Yousufzai had a tearful reunion with her family today in a British hospital where she is recuperating from her attempted assassination by the Taliban.
"My daughter is my companion," her father Ziauddin Yousufzai said today in Birmingham, England. "I love her. … There were tears in our eyes when we first saw her. It was tears of happiness."
Ziauddin Yousufzai got choked up as he acknowledged that the family had drawn up funeral plans for Malala Yousufzai, an outspoken advocate for girls education shot point blank by a gunman in northern Pakistan's Swat Valley as she rode a school bus home Oct. 9. Two other girls were injured in the shooting.