A father has gone viral on social media after posting an emotional video about Down Syndrome.
In the video, Robb Scott explains that he was at a video store when he overheard another man telling his young son that Down Syndrome was “an illness of not knowing anything.”
Being a father to a child with Down Syndrome himself, Robb Scott was left devastated at the man’s description and took to Facebook to defend his son and everyone else with Down Syndrome.
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“Down Syndrome is the best thing that ever happened to me, but I didn’t say that. I didn’t step up for my son and for other people with Down syndrome and that was devastating to me in that moment. So I just wanted to right that publicly for myself,” Mr Scott says in the video.
“It was one of those moments where you don’t know how to act, you don’t know how to react. I didn’t say anything.”
“I heard that voice in my head say, ‘Tell them what it is,’ and I didn’t. I let that ignorance grow in another generation and failed my son in the process,”
“Down syndrome is literally one of the most beautiful things that’s ever happened in my life,”
“It’s fun, it’s brilliant, it’s amazing, it’s funny, it’s kind, it’s loving, it’s cuddly. They’re great teachers, people with Down syndrome. It’s not an illness. It’s not even a disability.”
The emotional video has been viewed more than 1.8 million times and shared by more than 13,000.
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