Meet Lucas, the Adorable New Gerber Baby With Down Syndrome

09 February, 2018, 08:43 | Author: Angelica Greene
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He's 18-month-old Lucas Warren and he is Gerber's "Spokesbaby of the Year".

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Bill Partyka, CEO and president of Gerber, says Lucas's smile and happy expression captured the hearts of the Gerber team. The 2018 Gerber baby is here!

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There's a sweet new face being added to the Gerber family and the results from the 8 annual Gerber baby photo search are making national headlines. After posting a photo of Lucas on Instagram using the contest's hashtag, Cortney and her husband, Jason, received the news that their son had been chosen from more than 140,000 entries to be the 2018 Gerber Spokesbaby.

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The first Gerber baby was Ann Turner Cook, who celebrated her 91st birthday a year ago. So far, Barker says there have been no confirmed orders for the proposal, but he says that he's had several "very interested" people call to find out more. He is the first spokesbaby with Down syndrome in the company's 91-year history. Lucas will appear on Gerber's social media channels and he will be featured in Gerber ads throughout the year.

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"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", Lucas' mother Cortney Warren said in a statement, USA Today reported. "He's got an awesome personality and he goes through the milestones of every child... we're hoping when he grows up and looks back on this, he'll be proud of himself and not ashamed of his disability".

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