Moms go viral after sharing heartwarming video of them doing carpool karaoke with their Down's Syndrome kids

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A group of moms and their young children have taken the internet by storm after a video of them doing carpool karaoke was uploaded to YouTube.

A total of 50 mothers and their children who have Down's Syndrome took part in the video, which sees them lip sync - and sign - the lyrics to the song "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri.

The video was uploaded to coincide with World Down's Syndrome Day on March 21 and while the footage is undoubtedly heartwarming, the moms hope that it will change the perception of people will the condition and show how they "Wouldn't Change a Thing."

The concept for the video came from Becky Carless, a mom from Coventry, UK, whose four-year-old son Archie has Down's Syndrome. Becky says that she saw a Singing Hands car karaoke video signed with Makaton and wanted to replicate the idea using moms and their youngsters who also have an extra chromosome.

All of the mothers involved are part of a Facebook group known as "Designer Genes" which was created for parents who have a child with Down's Syndrome.

Many of them have watched the Singing Hands video to help them learn Makaton (a form of sign language) in order to support their children's communication development.

Becky said: "We believe this video really does have the potential to be the most viewed across the world on World Down Syndrome Day this year, so we urge everyone to share, share, share to help us make it a success!

"I feel so proud to have come up with this idea. People around the world are sharing it and it’s crazy to think I came up with this small idea and it has gone so far.

"I have had messages from anyone and everyone across the world."

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A dad in the group pulled all of the clips together to produce the video, which is titled "50 mums, 50 kids, one extra chromosome."

The video has been supported by Carpool Karaoke creator James Corden as well as Christina Perri, the artist who wrote the song.

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According to the group, they contacted Perri via her husband, Paul Costabile, and within an hour, the couple were declaring their support for the idea and committing to use their multi-million social media network to promote the video. On top of this, Perri also decided to waive any copyright claims to the music.

Perri's husband went on to say that he's a life-long supporter of children with special needs, particularly Down's Syndrom, and had produced the film More Alike Than Different with his sister for World Down’s Syndrome Day in 2015.

It's a genuinely heartwarming video which shows the beauty of these children. In a world which seems to be getting more dark and strange by the day, we need videos like this to remind us of how great humanity can really be.

Moms go viral after sharing heartwarming video of them doing carpool karaoke with their Down's Syndrome kids

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By VT

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A group of moms and their young children have taken the internet by storm after a video of them doing carpool karaoke was uploaded to YouTube.

A total of 50 mothers and their children who have Down's Syndrome took part in the video, which sees them lip sync - and sign - the lyrics to the song "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri.

The video was uploaded to coincide with World Down's Syndrome Day on March 21 and while the footage is undoubtedly heartwarming, the moms hope that it will change the perception of people will the condition and show how they "Wouldn't Change a Thing."

The concept for the video came from Becky Carless, a mom from Coventry, UK, whose four-year-old son Archie has Down's Syndrome. Becky says that she saw a Singing Hands car karaoke video signed with Makaton and wanted to replicate the idea using moms and their youngsters who also have an extra chromosome.

All of the mothers involved are part of a Facebook group known as "Designer Genes" which was created for parents who have a child with Down's Syndrome.

Many of them have watched the Singing Hands video to help them learn Makaton (a form of sign language) in order to support their children's communication development.

Becky said: "We believe this video really does have the potential to be the most viewed across the world on World Down Syndrome Day this year, so we urge everyone to share, share, share to help us make it a success!

"I feel so proud to have come up with this idea. People around the world are sharing it and it’s crazy to think I came up with this small idea and it has gone so far.

"I have had messages from anyone and everyone across the world."

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A dad in the group pulled all of the clips together to produce the video, which is titled "50 mums, 50 kids, one extra chromosome."

The video has been supported by Carpool Karaoke creator James Corden as well as Christina Perri, the artist who wrote the song.

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According to the group, they contacted Perri via her husband, Paul Costabile, and within an hour, the couple were declaring their support for the idea and committing to use their multi-million social media network to promote the video. On top of this, Perri also decided to waive any copyright claims to the music.

Perri's husband went on to say that he's a life-long supporter of children with special needs, particularly Down's Syndrom, and had produced the film More Alike Than Different with his sister for World Down’s Syndrome Day in 2015.

It's a genuinely heartwarming video which shows the beauty of these children. In a world which seems to be getting more dark and strange by the day, we need videos like this to remind us of how great humanity can really be.