Brotherly love is a beautiful thing, and one boy reminds all of us about how amazing this kind of connection is.
It’s been six weeks since little Tripp was born and he has been giving the family a lot of smiles, especially his big brother Rayce. The infant was born with Down syndrome, but it did not mean he was loved less.
In fact, Rayce adored his baby brother that he just loves to sing to him. One time, he sang “10,000 Hours”, a hit song from Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber. The boys’ mom, Nicole, caught the heart-melting song on camera and decided to share the tender moment on social media.
Nicole never expected the video to go viral
After posting the video, Nicole went to bed and saw that her post was shared 10 times. The next day, the mother of five was surprised to find ut that the clip has been viewed more than a million times! It was a surreal moment for her.
In the viral clip, Rayce can be seen as he sweetly sings to his baby brother.
“I’d spend 10,000 hours, and 10,000 more if that’s what it takes to learn that sweet heart of yours,” the boy croons softly. “I might never get there but I’m going to try if it’s 10,000 hours or the rest of my life, I’m going to love you.”
Her caption to the video shares what the song meant to the brothers.
“This is how Rayce bonds with Tripp,” she captioned the clip. “He sings to him all the time. He swear this song is about him and his brother.”
Rayce loves his brother dearly
Since Tripp was born, Nicole instantly recognized how much Rayce cherishes his newborn brother.
“From the minute [Tripp] was born, Rayce was like: ‘Hand me the baby,'” Nicole recalled in an interview with Good Morning America. “Each day after school he would just talk and talk to Tripp, telling the baby all about his day.”
She also observed how Rayce loved listening to “10,000 Hours”. He always said how the song was for his baby brother.
“Every time it would come on he would just tell Tripp, ‘This song’s for you,'” Nicole shared further.
The family adores little Tripp
Little Tripp was born in late 2019. He has Down syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. It is usually associated with physical growth delays, mild to moderate intellectual disability, and characteristic facial features.
His first five weeks of life were spent in the ICU. His family, especially his brother Rayce, visited him every day. And when he finally arrived home, Rayce could not stop cuddling him and showering him with affection.
The video of this adorable kid singing to his baby brother has truly melted millions of hearts online. Their incredibly sweet and tender moment made everyone appreciate what true sibling love means.
A loving brother
Rayce sees that his brother is different from him and his other siblings, but this did not really change things. He still loved his baby brother.
“Aren’t we all different?” Rayce said.
Clearly, Rayce is a loving brother and we are certain he’ll grow up to be a great big brother to Tripp. Besides, as their mom, Nicole says, “Love doesn’t count chromosomes”.
Watch the heart-melting moment of brotherly love unfold by clicking the link below.
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This is how Rayce bonds with Tripp. He sings to him all the time. He swear this song is about him and his brother. He’s singing, “I’d spend 10,000 hours, and 10,000 more if that’s what it takes to learn that sweet heart of yours. I might never get there but I’m going to try if it’s 10,000 hours or the rest of my life, I’m going to love you.” Love doesn’t count chromosomes, or as Rayce says, “Aren’t we all different?”🥰💙💛 follow Tripp’s journey TeamTripp#DownSyndrome #NothingDownAboutIt #Brotherlylove #ProudMomma
Posted by Nicole Powell on Monday, December 30, 2019