A six-year-old boy was caught at the camera as he brought his baby brother, born with Down’s syndrome, into an adorable clip that has since conquered the heart of the internet.
Nicole Powell, 29, recorded the images of her children in the parental home in Cabot, Arkansas.
In the video you can see six-year-old Rayce sitting in bed under a duvet, with his brother in his arms.
Tripp, who is only six weeks old and was born with Down syndrome, carries gray baby-baby growth.
He looks up at his big brother Rayce as he begins to serenade him.
The number 10,000 hours of Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber can be heard via a radio in the background.
Rayce then starts reciting the text as he sings: “I would spend 10,000 hours and 10,000 more, oh, if needed to teach that sweet heart of yours.
“And maybe I’ll never get there, but I’ll try. If it’s 10,000 or the rest of my life, I’ll love you. ”
Rayce gently strokes his brother’s back and stomach and the video ends shortly thereafter.
Nicole Powell, 29, recorded the images of her children in the parental home in Cabot, Arkansas, when six-year-old Rayce serenaded his six-week-old brother Tripp
Tripp spent the first month of its time live in intensive care during which time the family, including Jayce, nine, Rayce, six, Grayce, two and Reese, one visited him every day.
He was finally released on Christmas Eve.
Mrs. Powell, who is a police officer, said seeing the link between Rayce and Tripp will never make her smile.
The mother of five originally recorded the images on her cell phone to send her 39-year-old husband JJ.
Tripp spent the first month of his life in intensive care, during which time the family visited him every day. Pictured: Rayce proudly holds Tripp
She later decided to upload it to Facebook in addition to the caption: “This is how Rayce ties up with Tripp.
“He sings to him all the time. He swears that this song is about him and his brother.
“Love doesn’t count chromosomes, or as Rayce says,” Aren’t we all different? ”
“#DownSyndrome #NothingDownOver It #BrotherlyLove #ProudMomma”
It has since been viewed more than eight million times.
Mrs. Powell and husband JJ (pictured with Tripp) discovered that their newborn would probably have the condition during scans and said they were initially worried
Mrs. Powell was overwhelmed by the response and said, “It’s great.
“I had wondered what our purpose was – why do we now have a baby with Down syndrome.
“I think it might have been to bring love and awareness.
“People are so afraid of what can happen. But he is perfect.
“It’s super scary, but parenting is scary in general.
“I’m so proud of my sons.”
Mrs. Powell added that when she finally saw Tripp after his birth on November 21 via c-section, he was “absolutely perfect”
Mrs. Powell and husband JJ, who owns a car sales company, discovered that Tripp would probably have the condition during scans before he was born.
She said the couple were initially worried about the situation before adding: “To be honest, I was really scared to death because I had not been trained at all about Down’s syndrome and I had never met anyone with Down’s syndrome.
“I had this terrible image in my head and I was thinking about the absolute worst.
“My biggest fear was that I was afraid of the future.
“I was uneducated and did not understand.
Mrs. Powell, who is a police officer, said seeing the bond between Rayce and Tripp (pictured together) always makes her smile
“I thought:” I have four other children, they all love each other, I just want them to love him the way they love each other. “
“We explained it to them early. I didn’t know much, but I told them what I did know.
“We told them it just means he’ll be different, but he’s still your brother.”
“The boys answered and said to us:” But we are all different “. And we thought, “Okay, this will be fine”. “
Mrs. Powell said that later scans showed that Tripp’s heart was healthy and that when he finally saw him through c-section after his birth on November 21, he was “absolutely perfect.”
Mrs. Powell said: “Both boys love music.
“Rayce said [about the song] “this is about me and you” – he doesn’t know it’s about a man and a woman.
“He decided it was their song.”