Carpool karaoke has turned out to be popular on social media, thanks to James Corden’s videos with superstars on The Late Late Show. YouTubers have channels dedicated to them and it is always a pleasure to watch people playing and dancing on their favorite songs in the car. So one mother chose to use the well known fever to raise awareness for Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day and the video has touched the hearts of people all around the world.
Becky Carless from Coventry, record herself and her four-year-old child, Archie, singing along to ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri, and enlisted the help of 49 other mothers and their children. Becky reached different mothers with kids with down’s syndrome through a Facebook group called ‘Designer Genes’, and afterward every one of the mothers combined their recordings singing the same song.
“The idea is, we are just normal mums, we love our kids, they love us, and they are just like other four-year-olds, we wouldn’t change them.”
Becky was motivated by Singing Hands, a YouTube channel that urges people to learn Makaton (a type of communication via gestures intended for people with speech issues). So she had every one of the mothers film themselves singing the song alongside their tyke.
The result of their recordings is a powerful video that demonstrates the wonderful connections that the mothers and their youngsters have, including cameos from their siblings. It’s difficult to watch this video without shedding a tear.
The video was made in time for World Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day 2018, and the video has become viral since it was posted on Friday.
Even James Corden, who made carpool karaoke famous amoung social media users, and Christina Perri herself have shown their support. Christina, who composed the melody, said that she was ‘honored’ that they picked her song for the campaign.