Tissues Out: 6-Year-Old Arkansas Boy Sings to Baby Brother With Down Syndrome
A loving moment captured between two Arkansas brothers is moving hearts around the world.
On December 30, Nicole Powell shared a video on Facebook of her six-year-old-son Rayce singing to her two-month-old son Tripp. The clip, which has already been viewed upwards of 2 million times, shows Tripp, who has Down Syndrome, being cradled in his big brother’s arms as he softly sings "10,000 Hours" by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber.
"This is how Rayce bonds with Tripp,” the mother-of-five wrote alongside the now-viral video (below). “He sings to him all the time. He swears this song is about him and his brother.”
“I’d spend 10,000 hours, and 10,000 more if that’s what it takes to learn that sweet heart of yours,” Rayce sings to Tripp as the two lock eyes. “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.”
Even Dan + Shay were moved by the clip, calling it "the most heartwarming video ever" on Twitter.
Tripp, by all accounts, is a miracle baby. His parents told THV11 that doctors didn't have much hope for him after scans revealed he would likely have zero quality of life.
"They recommended we terminate the pregnancy, and I said absolutely not," Tripp’s father JJ Grieve said.
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The family hopes people learn something from the unconditional love between the two brothers.
"He's the same as the rest of us," Grieves told THV11. "He just takes a little longer to learn, a little more caring, a little bit more loving, but isn't that what the world needs?"
But it’s Racye who says it best: “Aren’t we all different?”