So imagine how delighted he was when his brother handed him his newborn baby to hold. His genetic condition has no effect on how capable he is of comforting tiny children, and older brother Kevin uploaded these photos of him cuddling the baby to Reddit to try and show just that. He explains that it’s rare that people let Daniel hold their children anymore and that he wanted to change that after having his own child, Maysen, who is just three-months-old. ‘My wife and I let him hold out baby today and here is his look when we gave her to him and then the way he held her without movement for five minutes,’ Kevin writes.
‘I almost cried’.
My brother is a low functioning downsie. He used to love to hold babies but it's rare someone let's him now. My wife and I let him hold our baby today and here is his look when we gave her to him and then the way he held her without movement for 5 minutes. I almost cried. :) from r/aww
Kevin hopes that his post – which has over 133,000 likes – will help people be less prejudiced towards those with Down’s. ‘I hope people learn that individuals with DS give the purest type of love,’ he tells Cafe Mom. ‘All the kid wanted was to hold and be held. A really simple thing. ‘When he was younger I think it was easier for people to show him affection, but now that he is older he is a child trapped in a man’s body and I think this changed people’s perception.’
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