Just another reason I love Target! Recently, Target featured a child with Down Syndrome in their ad. I love everything that this stands for and the message it sends, that children with Down Syndrome deserve to be treated like every child. The boy’s (Noah) father has a blog called Noah’s Dad and him and Noah’s mother recently posted the following –
“This wasn’t a ‘Special Clothing For Special People’ catalog,” he writes. “There wasn’t a call out somewhere on the page proudly proclaiming that ‘Target’s proud to feature a model with Down syndrome in this week’s ad!’ And they didn’t even ask him to model a shirt with the phrase ‘We Aren’t All Angels’ printed on the front. In other words, they didn’t make a big deal out of it. I like that.”
Ryan’s mother commented on a separate post about Nordstrom, where she writes:
“We are very pleased that Nordstrom placed Ryan in their catalog. The whole process of modeling is an extreme confidance booster for him. He received so much warmth and caring from the Nordstrom crew that he thought they were there just for him! We are honored that Ryan is making the Down syndrome community proud. He is a beautiful boy inside and out. He makes us better parents, and a better family.”
Ditto, Noah’s Dad and Mom. I’m so happy to see this and hope to see much more of it in the future. And isn’t Noah such a cutie?!