If you haven’t seen it already you must have been living under a rock for the last few days as this incredibly beautiful and moving video has taken the internet by storm.
Created by a group of mums who are all part of a Facebook group called Designer Genes, which was created for parents who have a child living with Down’s syndrome, the video showcases 50 mums with their children using Makaton signing and lip syncing to Cristina Perri’s hit song A Thousand Years.
This moving video, released for World Down Syndrome Day (today 21 March), has been viewed over 1.7 million times on YouTube. over 3 million views on Facebook and has moved most of its viewers to tears, including James Corden who commented on Twitter saying “This is the most beautiful Carpool Karaoke. It made me cry. #wouldntchangeathing x.
The video beautifully depicts that life with Down’s syndrome is full, fun and happy and shares the message that they “wouldn’t change a thing”.
The inspiration to create this video came from Singing Hands UK an organisation that helps people learn Makaton. They released a video last month that showed one of the founders, Suzanne and her daughter Ella sign and sync A Thousand Years because it was one of Ella’s favourite songs.