According to Medical News Today, a Down Syndrome or Trisomy 21 is a chromosomal disorder caused when an error in cell division results in an extra 21st chromosome. This can cause impairments in cognitive ability and physical growth, mild to moderate developmental disabilities, and a higher risk of some health problems.
But with today’s advanced technology, Down syndrome can be detected before or after birth. Moreover, there are around 1 in every 700 pregnancies that have a Down Syndrome and research suggests that there is a higher risk if the mother delivers at over 35 years of age.
People with this condition share some similar characteristic and behavior patterns like distinct physical features, unique health issues, variability in cognitive development, and some with this condition may be incredibly affectionate as well.
Recently, a video of a 53-year-old man with Down Syndrome went viral. In the video, it could be seen that the man walks calmly down the escalator. But the moment he saw his 88-year-old father waiting for him to the side, he got ecstatic and immediately run to his dad, giving him a kiss and hug.
The Facebook user who uploaded the video captioned the post:
“Heart melting moment a father, 88, is reunited with his down syndrome son, 53, after a spending a week apart for the first time ever.”
The 58-second video captures the heart of many netizens. Here are some of the comments from our netizens:
“I am deeply touched though not surprised, my 22 year old son is downs and funny enough his general demeanour is pretty similar to this beautiful person, this is the 10th time I replay this video and I kid you not …… I just can’t control my tears.”
“This is beautiful and what an amazing bond. But people please stop generalisation of people with T21. You do them a dis service and take away their humanity. They are not gifts or angels or ‘don’t know hatred’ whatever.. people with DS are children first and foremost with all the range of emotions of any person.”
“fter working many years with people with Downs I must say that love they give is 100 percent pure love! And….without hopefully not to be misunderstood…”
As of writing, the post earned 41K mixed reactions, 27K shares, and 2.1 million views.
Watch the video below:
Heart melting moment a father, 88, is reunited with his down syndrome son, 53, after a spending a week apart for the first time ever. 😍
Posted by Bobby Schuller on Sunday, August 26, 2018