15 people with Down syndrome address future mom in powerful must-watch video

15 people with Down syndrome address future mom in powerful must-watch videoCan a 150-second video change our society’s perspective on life – specifically, the life of people with Down syndrome?

If so, we now have that video.

Called “Dear Future Mom,” the now viral video shows 15 people of various languages with Down syndrome speaking into the camera, addressing a pregnant mom who is carrying a Down syndrome baby. The mom, we are told at the beginning, is scared and wondering, “What kind of life will my child have?”

So these 15 unique individuals – each created in God’s image – tell her.

“He’ll be able to speak and tell you he loves you,” one smiling girl tells the camera.

“He’ll be able to go to school, like everybody,” another one says.

Keep in mind that everyone speaking has Down syndrome.

It was posted on YouTube March 13 and already has more than 1 million views. The video’s ending is particularly powerful. I cried.

I have a family member with Down syndrome, so from beginning to end, I was thinking about him. He’s the most joyful person I’ve ever met.

The video was released ahead of World Down Syndrome Day, which is March 21.

Grab a tissue, watch the video below, and then pass it on to your friends.

Michael Foust is an editor and writer who blogs about parenting and fatherhood. He loves his family and also really likes popcorn. Interested in re-posting this in your publication or on your blog for free? Send me a message in the comments section below (the message won’t go public).

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