Clip of the Day: A 4-Year-Old's Tribute to Her Brother With Down Syndrome

Pre-schooler has better understanding of acceptance than many adults.
Apr 13, 2012

World Down Syndrome Day may have been several weeks ago, but (almost) 4-year-old Ace and her big brother Archie do a great job at reminding us how to treat each other all year long.

The Eicher family (no relation to the writer, but I wish I was) adopted Archie from Bulgaria one year ago through Reece’s Rainbow. Since then, Ace and Archie have become best friends.

The video was the brainchild of budding activist Ace, who wanted to do something for World Down Syndrome Day. Her mom Lisa writes, “She actually worked really hard on this. She came up with what to say, what they would wear, where each scene would take place.”

Best friends and siblings, Archie and Ace, play together every day.

This isn’t Ace’s first foray into YouTube activism for her brother—she also made a video to raise awareness for the “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign.

If a 4-year-old can understand that we should not discriminate against people for their differences, why can’t everyone?

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