Gerber has been in business for ninety one years, but this is the first time in their history that they have a ‘SpokesBaby’ who has Down Syndrome. And it’s about time since this little guy has stolen our hearts! Introducing the cutest Gerber Baby ever: Lucas Warren.
Lucas is a smiley one year old from Dalton, Georgia and his picture was chosen out of more than 140,000 submissions. He will be 2018’s Gerber Baby and will feature on the company’s social media. It will be heartwarming to follow along on Lucas’ adventures with Gerber throughout 2018.
Lucas’s Adoring Parents Speak on Having a Special Needs Baby:
“He’s very outgoing and never meets a stranger,” Lucas’ mom, Cortney, told TODAY Parents. “He loves to play, loves to laugh and loves to make other people laugh.”
His mother hopes the exposure of being the Gerber Baby will increase the acceptance of special needs children. She is hopeful that Lucas’ role with Gerber will open people’s eyes to the fact that he is just like any other baby:
“He may have Down syndrome, but he’s always Lucas first,” said Cortney. “He’s got an awesome personality and he goes through the milestones of every child… we’re hoping when he grows up and looks back on this, he’ll be proud of himself and not ashamed of his disability.”
Lucas’ father, Jason Warren, stated, “We’re hoping this will impact everyone — that it will shed a little bit of light on the special needs community and help more individuals with special needs be accepted and not limited. They have the potential to change the world, just like everybody else.”
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