Adorable Boy Sings To His Baby Brother With Down Syndrome
"Love doesn't count chromosomes."
It’s always tricky to know how a big brother or sister is going to respond when a new baby enters the family. Will they feel jealous, will they feel replaced, will they bond with the newborn? Or, will they take it upon themselves to be the best sibling they possibly can, as this one young boy has been. | baby with down syndrome
Six-year-old Rayce Powell from Arkansas in the US has made it clear from the day he arrived that his little brother, Tripp, is special.
“This is how Rayce bonds with Tripp,” his mother, Nicole, posted alongside a video that has now gone viral, for all the right reasons.
Sweet video of brother singing to baby with down syndrome
This is the sweet moment a boy sang to his newborn baby brother who has Down Syndrome.
Original video credits to Nicole Powell
“He sings to him all the time. He swear(s) this song is about him and his brother. He’s singing, ‘I’d spend 10,000 hours, and 10,000 more if that’s what it takes to learn that sweet heart of yours. I might never get there but I’m going to try if it’s 10,000 hours or the rest of my life, I’m going to love you.”
“This song is for you”
Tripp was born with Down Syndrome and spent his early life in the NICU, where the whole family – including Rayce – visited daily. Speaking with Good Morning America after the video went viral, Nicole said, “From the minute he was born, Rayce was like: ‘Hand me the baby’… Each day after school, he would just talk and talk to Tripp, telling the baby all about his day.”
Since the video racked up over a million views just in one night and has continued to touch people every day, Nicole has received so many messages from people all over the world telling her how much it affected them.
“At first I had no idea why such a little video of two brothers bonding went worldwide,” she wrote in recent a Facebook post, “…but I’ve received several messages from moms. Moms who are still pregnant and received a positive diagnosis and are scared. Moms who have had their babies but haven’t told anyone yet. These moms came to me (can you believe it?) for words of encouragement to share their story with their family and friends…”
She reasoned that she felt the whole purpose of this was to bring awareness. “I want to let moms and dads know that yes, it’s scary. It’s scary to receive any kind of news about your child that isn’t ‘perfect’ but I promise you it will be perfect. It might not be the world’s perfect, but it’ll be perfect to you.”
She finished her inspiring post admitting that, “I don’t know everything or even half of what my journey will be like with Tripp’s diagnosis but I’m ready… we plan on doing everything to help him become the best, happiest person he can, just like we do with our other kids. Love and support go a long way,” she said, adding, “Love doesn’t count chromosomes, or, as Rayce says, ‘aren’t we all different?'”