Do you love the Carpool Karaoke segment on “The Late Late Show With James Corden”? Well, this video rises up over any celebrity lip syncing in a car.
The parents featured in this adorable and loving montage of Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” met online in a Facebook group called Designer Genes for parents who have children with Down Syndrome.
Typically, humans are born with 46 chromosomes, but children with Down Syndrome have 47. Parents often view this extra chromosome as a “miracle”, and it is quite amazing what an extra chromosome can do.
On World Down Syndrome day, 50 mothers and their children lip-synced to Perri’s hit ballad while signing in Makaton, a part-verbal/part-signed communication system.
“Makaton uses signs, symbols and speech to help people communicate. Signs are used, with speech, in spoken word order. This helps provide extra clues about what someone is saying. Using signs can help people who have no speech or whose speech is unclear. Using symbols can help people who have limited speech and those who cannot, or prefer not to sign.
Makaton is extremely flexible as it can be personalised to an individual’s needs and used at a level suitable for them”
The video was made to show that these parents “Wouldn’t change a thing” about their children. They embrace and take pride in their babies, just as any parent would do.
Enjoy this incredibly sweet video:
Here, I brought extra tissues.