Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that happens before birth and affects the child’s physical traits and intellectual abilities. People living in this spectrum experience difficulties in communicating themselves, understanding instructions and focusing their attention. Therefore, it is best to always be careful in what you say to them and try to be really patient in dealing with them.
Over the years, 12-year-old musical artist Matthew David Morris, better known as MattyB, has built a name in the media industry for posting remix videos of popular music. With over 8 million followers on Facebook and Twitter, this young pop singer and rapper from Atlanta, Georgia is currently in the top 50 Most Viewed All Time YouTube/Vevo musicians.
What many people don’t know is that MattyB has a sister named Sarah Grace, who has Down syndrome. It hurts him to see her being bullied all the time because of her condition so he decided to create a very special music video to remind his sister that’s she’s beautiful no matter what other people tell her.
Watch as MattyB raps to the tune of Cindy Lauper’s True Colors while Olivia Kay, another YouTube sensation, handles the vocals. Uploaded on September 2, 2015, this video instantly became a viral highlight and gathered more than 42 million views.
As my favorite line from the classic “The Little Prince” goes, “It’s only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” How do you look at a person’s true colors? Feel free to leave your comments below.