A group of proud mothers of children with Down syndrome in England banded together to produce a video for World Down Syndrome Day, which is Wednesday, and ended up getting some celebrity support along the way.
Rebecca Carless, one of the mothers featured in the video, told BBC, "the idea is, we are just normal mums, we love our kids, they love us, and they are just like other four-year-olds, we wouldn't change them."
Carless said they came up with the idea for the video after seeing videos by the group Singing Hands.
The video has gone viral with almost 700,000 views on YouTube and over two million on Facebook.
"The video turned out even better than we had hoped and the response has just been mad,” Carless said, adding that her son, Archie, enjoys re-watching it.
"Archie loves it, he spots himself straight away and grabs my hand to do the swaying bit," she said.
The video features Christina Perri’s song ‘A Thousand Years’ and ended up winning a lot of support from Perri and her husband.
According to The Mighty, “In an attempt to avoid copyright issues, the group contacted the original artist, Christina Perri, via her husband, Paul Costabile, on Twitter. Within an hour, the LA based couple were declaring their heartfelt support for the idea, committing their multi-million social media following and waiving any copyright claim to the music in support of the campaign.”
Perri tweeted that she was “honored” that the group used her song.
James Corden, the English comedian known for his Carpool Karaoke videos, called the video “the most beautiful carpool karaoke video ever.”