Amazing big brother gets tattoo of his little brother with Down’s Syndrome on his arm
When you see a video of two siblings, you expect them to be teasing each other, or fighting like they're in the Hunger Games. However, mother Soares Sheila from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, shared a video that is the exact opposite: The older brother got a tattoo of his younger brother, who happens to have Down Syndrome, and showed him the art on camera.
The design features his little brother's face in the mouth of a lion, and yes, it looks as awesome as it sounds. When the little brother sees it, he can't contain his emotion, and gives his big brother a kiss. Soares Sheila shared the video on Facebook, with the caption:"Look at my puppy's reaction to the beautiful tribute, his face tattooed inside a lion's mouth. The video is EXCITING. That's why I saw Rafa asking Erick to make brave face." The wholesome clip went viral, getting 120,000 upvotes on Reddit. (The subreddit aww, of course.)
In the comments, one person wrote: "I can tell that they are each other’s heroes, and that is f***ing awesome." Another added, "I love that he lets his little brother give him a kiss. This guy has heart." A third wrote, "My son has a different special need and this just made me smile. When he’s older I hope he is just as sweet as your brother seems." Another commented, "Not only is this just a beautiful human moment between two people who without question love one another more than anything, but his tattoo is absolutely incredible."
Once Soares Sheila realized her video went viral, she was blown away, and wrote an emotional message on Facebook:
"My dear friends, when I posted this video I could swear that it would not cause this dimension of sharing that caused. THIS IS CALLED GOD. Because he was the cause of the success of this video, because contrary to what many people think, I have never had anything easy in this life, only US and GOD and the closest friends know well what I've already spent in life so Erick is here with us.
"Out many battles, many approvals, many fights, many defeats, and many victories, but I never gave up on my children. And I won. Do you know why? Because God exists yes, just have faith, perseverance and believe that one day everything will solve. I swear to all of you that my intention when I posted this video was just to show one more of their episodes. Many thanks to all the friends who shared the video of my children, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart to all you guys."
It turns out siblings don't tease each other all the time - who knew? (If I got a tattoo of my little sister's face on my arm, I'd probably also get the word 'LOSER' above it! Ha ha ha!)