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?
A Boston native, Amy Eicher has worked in the film industry's social media space since 2008. As TakePart's Digital Community Coordinator, she combines her passion for social good with her knack for connecting ideas and people. Email Amy|@amyeicher