When Tripp Powell, Nicole Powell’s youngest son, was born with Down syndrome, she feared the possibility that her older children might feel “ashamed” of him. However, it turned out that she had absolutely nothing to worry about, as was shown by a priceless scene that she captured on tape.
Rayce, her second son and six years old at the time, can be seen in the video sitting on the bed while holding Tripp, who was only six weeks old at the time.
Rayce starts to sing to his younger brother as Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber’s collaboration “10,000 Hours” plays in the background. He sang, “I’d spend 10,000 hours and 10,000 more, oh, if that’s what it takes to discover that beautiful heart of yours.
It’s possible that I’ll never get there, but I’m going to try anyway. No matter how long it takes, whether it’s 10,000 hours or the rest of my life, I’m going to adore you.” Nicole released the cute video in 2019 on Facebook, where it has had 3.8 million views.
The mother of five revealed in the caption that one of the ways Rayce builds a relationship with Tripp is by always singing to him. Nicole used her phone to film the video in order to email it to JJ, who is her husband.
However, since she felt that the relationship between Rayce and Tripp was too special to keep to herself, she chose to publish the video on various social media platforms.
During the prenatal scans, Nicole and JJ learned that it was very possible that Tripp would be born with Down syndrome. The medical professionals strongly advised that they have the pregnancy terminated, but they declined.
In the beginning, Nicole confessed that she and her family were worried about the circumstance since she did not know much about Down syndrome and had never interacted with someone who had the condition.
She was also concerned about how her other children would treat their younger sibling, therefore, the condition was discussed with the children at an early age by the parents. In spite of the fact that they did not know too much, they shared what they had learnt.
“We explained to them that it only indicates that he would be different, but that he is still their brother.
The lads responded to our question by telling us, “but everyone of us is unique.” And at that point, we were like, ‘Okay, this is going to be OK,'” Nicole recalled.
In addition to the fact that Rayce is inherently endearing, Nicole and JJ’s efforts to educate their children about Down syndrome are a big influence in the children’s willingness to get along with their younger brother.
By instilling in their boys and daughters the value of showing compassion toward all people, especially those who are different from them, they unquestionably performed an outstanding job as parents.