Rafael Mirim shared a touching tribute to his younger brother Erick, who has Down’s Syndrome, with a large tattoo. After seeing the giant inking across his older brother’s arm, Erick couldn’t help but smile and share a hug and kiss with Rafael. The video of the brothers from Brazil has since gone viral.
The tattoo shows Erick’s face emblazoned across the arm, sitting proudly between a lion’s jaws. He first inspects the arm, running his hand through it before realising it’s his own face reflected in the ink. He then kisses his older bro and stops to look at the tat once more before embracing him.
Mum Sheila Soares shared the video on her Facebook page, saying: ‘Look at my puppy’s reaction to the beautiful tribute, his face tattooed inside a lion’s mouth. The video is exciting. ‘My dear friends, when I posted this video I could swear that it would not cause the dimension of sharing that it caused. ‘I swear to all of you that my intention when I posted this video was just to show one more of their episodes. ‘Many thanks to all the friends who shared the video of my children, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.’
The video was later posted by another Facebook user Wallacy Martins which was shared more than half a million times, with more than 60,000 interactions. Thousands of people were moved by the video saying things like: ‘One of the most beautiful tattoos I have ever seen,’ and ‘only those who have siblings know what the connection is.’
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