Meet Lucas, first Gerber baby with Down syndrome

Feb 09, 2018, 02:30
Meet Lucas, first Gerber baby with Down syndrome

The internet was rife with cooing adoration upon seeing and hearing of Lucas Warren's most recent accomplishment.

Today, early childhood nutrition leader Gerber® announced a sweet new edition to the Gerber Family with the results of their eighth annual Gerber Baby Photo Search.

"I asked if they noticed anything different, or if they noticed anything at all that was special about the Gerber baby, and the only thing they said", Gunnes said, fighting back tears, "the only thing my kids noticed about this adorable baby was his bowtie and I think that speaks volumes".

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The 18-month-old toddler from Dalton, Georgia, won Gerber Baby's Photo Search.

Lucas faced stiff competition in the well-known contest. Cortney Warren said she entered the contest on a whim, after a relative pointed out an ad seeking submissions.

His parents posted a photo on Instagram with the contest's hashtag showing the baby smiling.

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Lucas beat out more than 140,000 tiny hopefuls to receive the honor of being the 2018 Gerber Spokesbaby.

"Lucas' winning smile and joyful expression won our hearts this year, and we are all thrilled to name him our 2018 Spokesbaby", Bill Partyka, president and CEO of Gerber, said in a statement. The proud dad is a helicopter fix person and served in Georgia's National Guard for six years, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

The title means Lucas' parents will get a 50-thousand-dollar prize.

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Michele Blood is a Flemington, New Jersey-based freelance writer and regular contributor to LifeZette.

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