Our children are taught not to pass judgment on others and to treat all with respect, regardless of their backgrounds. One pair of Arkansas parents got to see firsthand how deep their son’s heart is.
In a touching video, a young boy holds his baby brother (who has Down syndrome) and sings the song “10,000 Hours” to him.
Nicole Powell and her husband JJ Grieve were overjoyed when they learned they were expecting a new addition to their family.
But the couple got devastating news during an examination. Scans showed that their baby would have a low quality of life due to health problems. It was also suggested that they abort the child.
Powell and Grieve declined to give up hope. Grieve explained to THV11: “They recommended we terminate the pregnancy, and I said absolutely not.”
Their baby’s health changed after just a few weeks. Tripp, who was born with an extra chromosome, was finally accepted into the family by the couple.
The couple had discussed Tripp’s Down syndrome with their older children. The mother of five told THV11 News during their interview: “I didn’t want our boys to be ashamed of him because he’s still their little brother regardless of what he has.”
Rayce, their son, sprang to his feet with the most profound response. The parents’ minds were then at peace with the knowledge that their child would be welcomed.
Tripp has been a wonderful addition to their family since his birth. However, there is one thing that Rayce enjoys doing with his brother: singing to him.
Rayce cuddles Tripp in his arms while singing “10,000 Hours,” a song by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, in the viral video. Powell posted the cute video on Facebook.
The song, he claimed, is about him and his brother. “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.”
A Youtube video of Rayce singing to his brother has been viewed over a million times.