Gerber's New Spokesbaby Has Down Syndrome

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Baby food maker Gerber has announced the winner of their nationwide search for the next Gerber baby and the special tot is making history.  AND HE IS ADORABLE.  The new 2018 Gerber Spokesbaby is one-year-old Lucas Warren from Dalton, Georgia, and he is the first winner in the eight-years of the Gerber contest to have Down Syndrome.

"Lucas' winning smile and joyful expression won our hearts this year, and we are all thrilled to name him our 2018 Spokesbaby," says Gerberm President and CEO Bill Partyka. "Every year, we choose the baby who best exemplifies Gerber's longstanding heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby, and this year, Lucas is the perfect fit."

Little Lucas was chosen from over 140,000 entries, and as winner his family will get $50,000, and he will appear on Gerber’s social media channels all year.

  • "This is such a proud moment for us as parents knowing that Lucas has a platform to spread joy, not only to those he interacts with every day, but to people all over the country," Lucas' mom, Cortney Warrenshares. "We hope this opportunity sheds light on the special needs community and educates people that with acceptance and support, individuals with special needs have the potential to change the world – just like our Lucas!" 

Check out the adorable photo of little Lucas below:

Congratulations to our 2018 Gerber Spokesbaby Lucas! Welcome to the family Lucas, send him 💙love! #AnythingForBaby

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