After searching through tons of adorable submissions during their 2017 photo search, Gerber has finally found their spokesbaby for 2018—and he's a first for the brand.
Meet Lucas Warren
He's the grand winner of the Gerber Photo Search contest held annually by the baby product company. "Congratulations to our 2018 Gerber Spokesbaby Lucas! Welcome to the family Lucas, send him ?love!" they announced on Wednesday.
For the past eight years, the company has been hosting a contest in search of the "Baby of the Year." Lucas is their first-ever winner with Down Syndrome.
In an interview with the Today show, his parents revealed that the 18-months-old toddler loves to play the piano and to wave constantly at people. "His smile, his twinkle in his eye, and his chunky cheeks," gushed his mom. "It was that smile that convinced them to submit the photo," she added.
When learning that her son had won the contest, she and her husband were in utter disbelief. Lucas is not only gaining massive social media love for being the 2018 Gerber spokesbaby, but also $50,000 that will go towards his education.
"I hope this sheds light on the community that they're [people with Down Syndrome] just like you and me," Lucas' mom said. "That they should be accepted for who they are not the way they look."
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