“New smiles are the best smiles!” was the caption by the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network as the video of the baby smiling got over 22 million views
Today, on the list of most adorable stories, is the sweet smile of an 8-month old baby girl with Down Syndrome. You will not believe how cute this baby is until you see the video of her flashing a "new smile" at her adoptive mother. It is not surprising that the video of this adorable moment has gone viral. After all, smiles are undoubtedly the universal language of kindness and happiness. There is a lot of power behind a smile and it can bring about genuine feelings of joy, hope, and spread positivity all around. What's even more amazing is that it is a baby with a condition that has a lot of stigma surrounding it, who is melting our hearts to the core.
It was such a warm and fantastic moment that the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network had to share the super-cute video. They added the caption: "New smiles are the best smiles!", and the video has now been seen by over 22 million people. Aside from that, the video has also received over 311,000 reactions with over 36,000 comments. The baby is called "Baby H" as the adoptive parents are still going through the process of permanently welcoming her within their family. The video of the baby, who is first seen lying belly down on her blanket, was taken from their home in Texas. In the video, Baby H's mother softly asks her how her day is going and gets a brilliant smile in response.
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The mother goes on to explain to news outlets that her little girl just woke up one day with this brand new smile and it was nothing short of perfection. She said: “When Baby H was almost eight-months-old, she woke up one morning with this brand-new smile. We noticed it several times and realized she was showing us a cheesy grin -- we laughed and laughed every time she did it and she just loved the attention." The mother also went on to say that Baby H could do this smile right on cue. Just as she asks the baby “Ohh I love your new smile! That is the cutest! Can you show me again?”, the little girl repeated it.
She explained: “You can tell by my laughter how much we adore this smile and she actually only smiled like this for a couple of weeks so this video is a treasure for us." Baby H’s mom said: “We hope that all the viewers will see the beauty that lies in people with Down Syndrome. Although a Down Syndrome diagnosis can be scary, the reality is that your child has a purpose and will be able to live a full and happy life.” We were so taken back by the sheer cuteness in the video, we can't help but feel all the love in the world for Baby H.
The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network leads a program that educates and guides individuals "about becoming parents of a child with Down Syndrome". The director of the network, Stephanie Thompson, was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail that she knew about Baby H while the adoption process was going on but had never seen her face. "I was so happy to put a face with a name," she said. Down Syndrome is a condition that occurs in babies born with extra chromosome 21 material in their cells. It is also known as trisomy 21. Trisomy 21 means there are 3 (tri) copies of a chromosome (somy) 21. Modern science has not yet been able to figure out why Down Syndrome occurs. As October is said to be Down Syndrome awareness month, you can educate yourself and read up about the condition here.