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Meet Lucas! He’s the first ‘Gerber Baby’ with Down syndrome

NEW YORK — Meet Lucas Warren, a 1-year-old introduced to the world Wednesday as Gerber's next spokesbaby, and first ever with Down syndrome.

Lucas and his parents appeared on the Today show Wednesday morning to make the announcement.

"We're hoping this will impact everyone — that it will shed a little bit of light on the special needs community and help more individuals with special needs be accepted and not limited," Lucas' dad Jason Warren told Today. "They have the potential to change the world, just like everybody else."

Lucas, who is from Georgia, was chosen from 140,000 entries in a 2017 Gerber contest looking for the next face of the brand.

He is the first Gerber baby to have Down syndrome.

As the winner, Lucas' family will receive $50,000 and be featured on Gerber's social media through 2018, USA Today reports.

15 comments

  • MMMM

    At 18 months old he is a toddler, not a baby! A toddler is someone learning to walk. He may be behind on his skills but at his age, he is a toddler!

  • Undecided

    The issue I have with all of this is the handicapped people don’t want special treatment but at the same time they bask in the limelight that they so often appear not wanting to be a part of.

  • 🤗

    Wow is he cute! I think it’s great they’re using a child with special needs. It’s about time. He has every right to be the new face of Gerber just like every other child before him. So he has special needs I don’t see it to be a problem. Just look at him. He is so adorable. That’s basically what all the other Gerber babies are. He’s no different.

  • Cute as a button ...

    Undecided!!!!! Why? Why are you undecided ? Idk anything about you but ill be the first to judge you.. You sound like a great big judgemental prick. All people special needs or a average person have the right to have their moment of fame special or not. This is a great thing to show people like you were all equal…

    • Lloyd Schmucatelli

      But we’re not all equal.

      That’s an illusion on so many fronts.

      I could say that we’re all “created” equal, but that’s not even true anymore with test tube lab rat babies.

      Wouldn’t calling him a big judgemental prick make you a big judgemental prick yourself? Absolutely does.

      I can tell by your lashing
      out and lack of substance that you’re part of the bleeding heart SJW crowd. Ok fine.

      Still doesn’t explain the uneasiness that this type of commercialism makes some of us feel.

      All is not always well.

      If I were to have a downs child, no way would he or she be doing this.

      The child being a “prop” does not equal fairness, equality, or any other fill in the blank right to life nonsense.

      I’d rather hand out with that kid and play t-ball with him/her when they are old enough than hang out with the people that are advocating for them.

      • Lloyd Schmucatelli

        Thank you. I took a break from this joke of a website for a while, but I’m compelled to keep fighting the good fight. If I get through to and make sense to just one person, it makes a difference to me You or anybody else. We have to keep fighting the good fight. We’re outnumbered my friend. Keep that fire burnin & stay tuned!

      • Cute as a button ...

        Yup I’m judging the people with a negative comment in this case someone needs to judge the judgers. And I’m more than a prick when it comes to people categorizing people or children based on how they were born. Its just to bad for you and the others who think negative about the next gerber baby . he is going to be on gerber products rather anyone likes it or not. So all the negative people go find a new hobby . this is not anyone’s moment of fame but Lucas . you missed moment if fame on this one ….. Better luck next time

    • Cute as a button ...

      This little guy is so cute… I’m glad Gerber is placing this Lil fellows face on the jars ..goes to show everyone is equal and no one should be put down because they have special needs. To me he is a beautiful bright shinning star … I hope this Lil face can inspire many people. He’s absolutely handsome …. Congratulations Lucas. .

    • Lloyd Schmucatelli

      I don’t know either.

      I have nothing against the handicapped folks.

      I’m not comfortable with the agenda-type folks.

      And I’ve worked in the field, so I know what I’m talking about.

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