Clip Of Big Brother Softly Singing To Baby Brother With Down Syndrome Circulates The Internet
Sep 25, 2020 by apost team
In a Facebook video posted by Nicole Powell back in December 2019, her older son Rayce is seen cradling and singing to his younger brother Tripp, who has Down syndrome. The video which has been circulating online since its release and currently has more than 3.6 million views.
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Nicole Powell and JJ Grieve from Cabot, Arkansas already had what many would consider the ideal family. With four children already, many would say their house was full. They even had an equal number of boys and girls.
About To Grow
With such a picture-perfect family, we can imagine they were thrilled to learn they were expecting child number five. Nicole and JJ eagerly passed on this information to their children.
Gets Some News
During a routine prenatal checkup, this young family learned some unexpected news. Testing revealed their unborn child has serious health issues, including Down syndrome. Doctors quickly recommended that they terminate the pregnancy.
Despite urgent pleas from medical personnel, Nicole and JJ refused to end the pregnancy, according to THV11. They chose to carry their son to term. Weeks later, Tripp’s health began to improve while still inside the womb.
With a little brother on the way, JJ and Nicole did their best to explain Down syndrome to their children. Rayce’s complete acceptance and love for his baby brother was only the beginning. He wildly anticipated the day his baby brother would finally arrive.
In December 2019, Nicole posted a video of Rayce cradling Tripp while singing 10,000 Hours by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, and it melted hearts across the Internet.
She wrote in the caption, "This is how Rayce bonds with Tripp. He sings to him all the time. He [sic] swear 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.'"
She adds: "Love doesn’t count chromosomes, or as Rayce says, “Aren’t we all different?”
This account of brotherly love and acceptance has surely warmed your heart. Do you have a sibling with a disability or know someone else who does? Perhaps you have a story of a time when one of your siblings did something spectacular like serenading you in the way Rayce sang for Tripp. Let us know in the comments and be sure to pass this along.