Jessica Evans lives in Georgia with her family, including her 15-year-old brother David, who has Down syndrome. Jessica is a college student and likes to come home and surprise her brother, so she’s videoed many of his enthusiastic greetings and turned them into an adorable and heartwarming compilation. We should all aspire to experience such excitement every time we see a loved one!
Jessica posted her video on Twitter and create a viral sensation, including many others who posted videos of the special love they share with family members who have Down syndrome.
for anyone who is having a bad day: here is a video of my little brother's reaction every time i come home and surprise him😍😭 pic.twitter.com/6HDxLC3CpM— jess (@thejessevans) August 15, 2017
We have such limited understandings of what “perfection” is and what it means to be a “burden.” While special needs children and adults indeed need special help with many parts of life—although who doesn’t really?—they also bring a capacity for love and joy as well that can’t be overlooked.