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Boy teaches the world the meaning of "Aren't we all different" by serenading his brother with Down syndrome
His sweet song to his brother has melted hearts around the globe. <3
Elijah Chan
07.07.22

For anyone who’s born special, the first thing they need is acceptance from their family.

From a very young age, this little boy won’t have to worry about acceptance because his family, most especially his siblings, showed the world what love looks like.

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A six-year-old boy didn’t just capture the hearts of his baby brother but also the people all over the internet. With just one song, he showed that a brother’s love can never be broken.

Tripp, who was just six weeks old at that time, was born with Down syndrome.

Their mother, Nicole Powell, shared a clip that has since become viral. The TikTok video showed one of his children, Rayce, cradling the newly born Tripp in his arms.

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He held his baby brother so gently while Tripp looked up at him in amazement. Ever so softly, Rayce sang along to 10,000 Hours by Dan + Shay and Justin Beiber.

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“I’d spend 10,000 hours and 10,000 more, oh, if that’s what it takes to learn that sweet heart of yours.” He recited the lyrics, “And I might never get there but I’m gonna try. If it’s 10,000 hours or the rest of my life I’m gonna love you.’”

The video took the internet by storm.

People’s hearts melted as they saw firsthand how an older sibling looked after his young brother and how his love didn’t diminish one bit.

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Their mother said that Rayce plans to sing to his brother every year and make it a tradition between the two of them.

Nicole said that they’ve all learned so much as a family than they’ll ever teach Tripp.

“Jayce is the oldest of all 5 siblings so he has the big brother skills down and is always drawing the Down syndrome ribbon or talking about Down syndrome at school to educate his friends and peers,” she told Yahoo!’s In The Know.

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When he was born, Tripp spent the first month of his life in intensive care. His siblings always visited him during that time.

The video was intended for her husband at first.

When she saw how her son bonded with Tripp, she couldn’t help but immortalize the scene. She recorded the moment and sent it to her husband.

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She later decided to upload it on social media with the caption: “’This is how Rayce bonds with Tripp. He sings to him all the time. He swears this song is about him and his brother. Love doesn’t count chromosomes, or as Rayce says, ‘Aren’t we all different?”

Nicole shared that she was afraid of everything at first but her children reassured her.

They knew that Tripp will likely be born with Down syndrome as early as the scans. She shared with The Daily Mail that she was afraid of the future or what could happen.

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“We explained to them early. I didn’t know much but I told them what I did know. We told them it just means he will be different but he’s still your brother.” She said, as quoted by The Daily Mail. “The boys answered and told us “but we’re all different”. And we were like “okay, this is going to be fine”.”

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Watch how this boy taught the world how to love unconditionally.

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♬ original sound – Nicole Powell

By Elijah Chan
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Elijah Chan is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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