Boy with Down's Syndrome becomes face of USA baby food giant Gerber

Boy with Down's Syndrome becomes face of USA baby food giant Gerber

The 2018 Gerber baby meets all the usual criteria to be a winner-namely, being adorable and happy-but 1-year-old Lucas Warren stands out for another reason: He's the first child with Down syndrome to be selected as the "Gerber Spokesbaby". The winning photo, posted on Instagram, is of a broadly smiling Lucas in a smart polka dot bowtie and mint-colored polo. That smile was what caught the company's eye.

Hopefully, Lucas's presence on all the Gerber's ads and social networks marketing campaigns will indeed shed some light on the needs the babies with Down Syndrome have and will increase people acceptance. "This year, Lucas is the flawless fit".

Hoping that one day - something like this won't be flooding headlines... just everyday news. This year's victor is 1-year-old Lucas Warren from Dalton, Georgia. "It is such a attractive, good day", wrote samanthajob on Instagram. That baby is nearly 8 now and I'm so optimistic for her future opportunities thanks to initiatives like this. "He's gorgeous! Awesome selection!"

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His parents hope that Lucas will help people realize that those with special needs are really no different from other children, and that they don't need to be defined by their disability. "They have the potential to change the world, just like everybody else". He is the first baby with Down syndrome to win since the contest's start in the 1920's.

“Looking back on our last 90 years, were extremely proud of all that we accomplished and all the babies weve celebrated, including our Photo Search winners, ” said Partyka.

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