'More Alike Than Different' Debunks Myths About People With Down Syndrome

Absolutely precious.

On March 21st, people everywhere celebrated World Down Syndrome Day.


And in one short video, produced by Lauren and Paul Costabile, children with and without Down syndrome were asked the same couple of questions.

The results show the world that though we are different, we are still so alike.

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"

(Nailed it.)

"What do you love about your family?"

And then they're all prompted to make their best silly faces.

One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome, according to the National Down Syndrome Society. More than 400,000 people live with this condition in the United States alone. 

Additionally, people have developed widely common misconceptions regarding those born with this syndrome. 

For example, some think those with Down's can negatively impact their siblings, they can't attend "normal" schools or play sports, or that they can't read or write.

All of which just aren't true.

Despite these myths, this video proves we are #MoreAlikeThanDifferent. It's powerful, heartwarming, and unbelievably touching. Watch the full video below.

The video sparked a hashtag trend on Twitter — uniting people through their similarities rather than their differences.


(H/T: The Mighty)

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