Instagram's famous toddler with one arm

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Different is beautiful too, as proven by these adorable kids.

Being born with a rare condition called symbrachydactyly, causing his right arm not growing below the forearm, does not stop Oakley Lynch from being an idol.

Symbrachydactyly occurs in only about one in 30,000 to 40,000 births.

At only 14 months old, Oakley has amassed over 20,000 followers on his Instagram account, as a kid fashion star. His parents, Victoria and Greg Lynch, decided to use their little tot’s photogenic talent to spread awareness about limb differences and promote acceptance.

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Photo credit: @myoakleydoakley on Instagram

According to Daily Mail, clothing brands from all over the world have been sending him gifts due to his rising popularity. They even alter the sleeves to fit his shorter arm. The boy now has more than 40 pairs of shoes, 20 hats, 50 bibs, 50 T-shirts, 20 jumpers and a good collection of books and toys.

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Photo credit: @myoakleydoakley on Instagram

Speaking to Barcroft TV, Greg said, “I think it’s a really amazing thing what Victoria has done setting up this account. It’s raising awareness that the children born slightly different, aren’t any different at all.”

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Photo credit: @myoakleydoakley on Instagram

Meanwhile in Singapore, Moza Alyka was also born with a defected right arm, but due to a different condition. The daughter of famous footballer Baihakki Khaizan and local celebrity Norfasarie Mohd Yahya, now four years old, was affected by amniotic band syndrome. The family have also been spreading acceptance and awareness about limb differences.

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Photo credit: @norfasarie on Instagram


Lead image credit: @myoakleydoakley on Instagram

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Written by

Tay Siew Ming