An adorable moment for Toddlers with Down syndrome cannot hide his joy when he first meets his newborn brother
- Two-year-old Erik Blomstrann couldn’t stop smiling when he was shown baby Bo
- Erik has Down syndrome and is non-verbal, but signed the word for ‘baby’
- He kissed his new brother on the forehead several times and tapped his nose
This is the sweet moment when a boy with Down syndrome meets his little brother for the first time and doesn’t stop laughing about it – and even gives him a kiss.
Two-year-old Erik Blomstrann hadn’t seen his parents for three days during their hospital stay and was overjoyed when they got home to Wethersfield, Connecticut.
In the footage, Erik’s mother Nicole, 27, places newborn Bo in Erik’s lap.
Two-year-old Erik Blomstrann was unable to quell his excitement when he met his new brother Bo
Two-year-old Erik, who has Down syndrome and is non-verbal, gives Bo a lick on the forehead – his version of a kiss
Erik is so excited to meet his brother that he puts a huge smile on his mom and gives him a little lick on his forehead, which his parents say is his version of a kiss.
The two-year-old also gently feels his brother’s face.
When Nicole tried to pick Bo up again, Erik gave him one last kiss.
Nicole said, “I think we want people to see how much joy people with Down syndrome add to this world.
Erik (center) on the photo with his father Erik, 40, (left), mother Nicole, 27, (right) and new brother Bo
Erik, 40, and Nicole, 27, had not seen Erik, 2, in three days because they had been hospitalized. Bo was born on May 22
“They just give love so effortlessly without having to be taught or remembered to be nice.
“We say Erik is sunshine because his light is just as bright and strong.
“He has shown us that there is so much kindness in this world and the Down syndrome community is simply inspiring to be part of it.
“We want to share that sunshine with as many people as possible, especially if the world really needs it now.”
Erik, who is non-verbal, learned how to draw ‘baby’ while his mother was pregnant and he frantically signed the floor when his parents walked into the room with Bo.
The video was filmed by Erik’s father, aka Erik, 40, and shared online by Nicole.
Bo was born on Friday May 22.