“Love at first sight.”
We often hear this over a romantic love story and let’s admit it, we’ve said it before maybe once or twice in our lives.
The feeling of falling in love brings butterflies to our stomachs and it’s probably one of the most amazing things that had ever happened to us.
But that’s romantic love.
There’s another type of love that runs just as deep – love for family.
We love our family, although sometimes (if not often) we argue with family members, we still love them at the end of the day.
There is this unbreakable bond that links us together and that bond keeps us from loving them unconditionally and selflessly regardless of the situation.
That’s exactly what this little boy showed to the world. He’s already melted millions of hearts and I am pretty sure he’d melt yours too once you see what he did on the video.
Tripp and his trip to life.
Nicole Powell gave birth to Tripp back in December 2019. He was born with Down Syndrome and spent the first five weeks of his life in the ICU. It’s indeed an early battle for the family’s new member.
During the newborn’s stay in the hospital, the family paid him regular visits, and that includes Tripp’s big brother, Rayce.
“From the minute [Tripp] was born, Rayce was like: ‘Hand me the baby,’. Each day after school he would just talk and talk to Tripp, telling the baby all about his day,” Nicole told Good Morning America.
Thankfully, all went well and Tripp was able to come home on Christmas Eve.
A year ago today Tripp was taking his car seat test to FINALLY come home! The BEST Christmas present ever!
Nicole then noticed that Rayce took in a liking to the song ‘10,000 Hours’ by Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber. He picked up the song not only because it’s a beautiful one but because the lyrics of the song speaks a lot about his love for Tripp.
“Every time it would come on he would just tell Tripp, ‘This song’s for you,'” Nicole told GMA.
One day, she’s able to capture it on video.
On a clip that’s already been viewed millions of times, Rayce can be seen holding his adorable little brother in his arms. As he is gently cradling Tripp, he’s also singing the song.
Their mom captioned the video with the song’s words:
“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.”
She continues by writing:
“Love doesn’t count chromosomes, or as Rayce says, ‘Aren’t we all different?'”
As it turns out, Tripp is an internet star in the making.
They made him a Facebook account called “TeamTripp” and it shows his journey to a beautiful life together, of course, with his loving family.
He’s got 14K followers on his social media account and I don’t really mind Tripp having more followers than me or most of us, or do you?
“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”
Life isn’t fair and it will never be.
Whether you give it your all, you do good things in life, or you don’t hurt people. Bad things are meant to happen and you can’t do anything to dodge them.
Just take Tripp as an example, he was already tested right when he was born but he embraced the challenge. He is still living his life to the fullest because he knows he has a loving family.
In life, it’s not about how you fall – it’s about how you get up.
Watch the touching clip 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