As it trended on social media, a beautiful video from Arkansas captivated the hearts of people all around the country. Nicole Powell posted the video of her older son, Rayce, singing to his younger brother, Tripp, who has Down Syndrome.
Rayce cradles Tripp in his arms while singing «10,000 Hours» by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber in the touching video. Powell added that Rayce frequently serenades Tripp as a way of bonding with his younger sibling. Rayce claims that the song is about their unique bond.
The siblings’ affection is obvious as they gaze lovingly at one other, demonstrating that love has no borders and that differences are what make each human unique. «Love doesn’t count chromosomes,» as Powell put it, and Rayce has his own wise words to share: «Aren’t we all different?»
Tripp’s story is nothing short of miraculous, as physicians had predicted a poor quality of life for him. Despite the advice to abort the pregnancy, Tripp’s parents, JJ Grieves, and Nicole Powell, decided to give him a chance at life. They are now resolved to show the world the beauty of seeing the world through the eyes of a kid, accepting diversity, and celebrating love and compassion.The video has received widespread notice, having been shared over 20,000 times on Facebook and featured in other media publications. It’s no surprise that this heartwarming display of sibling love has impacted so many people’s lives. Powell also maintains «Team Tripp,» a Facebook page where she recounts their family’s experience in order to inspire others and educate the world about the joys of life with children who have Down Syndrome.