(CNN)This cutie with an infectious smile is 18-month-old Lucas Warren and on Wednesday he made history: He’s the very first kid with Down syndrome to end up being Gerber’s “Spokesbaby of the year” in its 91-year history.
Lucas is from Dalton, Georgia. Gerber selected him from more than 140,000 entries to its picture search contest. The effort to discover the “Gerber Baby” started not long after the business was established in 1927, when it put out a call searching for a child to function in its advertisements.
The title implies Lucas’ moms and dads will get a $50,000 reward and Lucas will appear on Gerber’s social networks channels and will be included in Gerber advertisements through the year.
“We hope this chance clarifies the unique requirements neighborhood and informs individuals that with approval and assistance, people with unique requirements have the prospective to alter the world– much like our Lucas,” his mother stated.