Toddler With Down Syndrome Reaches an Adorable Milestone on Video
A video of a sweet little boy with Down syndrome reciting the alphabet is going viral.
Pam Gables Sapp, of Helena, Alabama, shared the video of her grandson, John David, 2, on Facebook on January 24. Since then, it has racked up more than 12 million views and been shared more than 288,000 times.
In the video, the toddler goes through the alphabet repeating each letter clearly after it is said to him.
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John David’s mother, Hannah Marlin, 23, has been taking her son to early intervention and speech programs since he was 6 months old to help him achieve his learning goals, she told ABC News.
Marlin and her son have been working together on the Alphabet song for weeks, but on January 24 was the first time she and her mother, Sapp, heard him do it so clearly.
“It’s definitely something that could give you hope,” Marlin told the outlet. “On the parents’ part, just know to keep persevering and don’t give up. They’ll reach their milestones when they’re ready.”
This was quite the accomplishment for John David, who can say single words but doesn’t speak in full sentences yet, people reported. Marlin says people from all over the country have been reaching out to her to thank her for the video, and even told her they’re using it to help teach their own children the ABC’s.