Beautiful Baby Boy With Down Syndrome Named New Gerber Baby.
The Perfect Baby For The Job
Bill Partyka, CEO and President of Gerber, said "Every year, we choose the baby who best exemplifies Gerber's longstanding heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby. This year, Lucas is the perfect fit.” Lucas' family also received $50,000 as part of winning! Jason began crying when he thought about what it could all mean for Lucas.
A Proud Father
The Warrens plan on putting the money towards education for Lucas. “As a father, seeing your child exceed in life and go to school is something I’m looking forward to,” said Jason, as tears rolled down his face. Even though he doesn't know it, Lucas is a mini-celebrity now. Lucas is just happy being himself and making everyone smile!
He Loves Love
“He may have Down syndrome, but he’s always Lucas first,” Cortney said about Lucas, who enjoys playing with his toy piano, and loves listening to music. But there's something Lucas loves more than music, he loves spreading happiness. Cortney says that Lucas can just sense when someone is upset and will go up to them to give them “a big, old sloppy kiss.” And people are definitely feeling his joy!
Warming Hearts All Over
People all over the world were warmed by the news of Lucas becoming the new Gerber Baby. But parents of children with Down Syndrome were touched the most. Instagram user @samanthajob said, “When Bodie was born I believed a lie, that others would not value him as much as I do. But, today is a new day. It is such a beautiful, good day."
Bringing Equality To All
Kate Driscoll, the founder and president of Changing the Face of Beauty, an organization that promotes the equal representation of people with disabilities in the media, said "We believe if brands represent children with a disability, they are communicating their value to our society. Moves like this move us closer to a more inclusive world."
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