Sophia is one child that most people don’t seem to value for her beauty. She was born with Down Syndrome and is often on the receiving end of awkward stares and uncomfortable whispers.
One day, when Sophia was with her dad at a Tim Horton’s, she was given a reminder just how wonderful she really is. Her dad shared this story on Facebook and it went viral. People from all over were inspired both by how awful and how amazing people can be. It was such an uplifting story in fact, that her dad’s Facebook post was liked over 61,000 times, shared nearly 11,000 times, and commented on over 5,500 times.
Just wait until you hear Sophia’s story!
The man greeted Sophia with a high five and a handshake, and Sophia smiled and waved back. He looked at me with tears in his eyes and said, ‘I have a story I would really like to share with you. But I am afraid I wont get through it without choking up.’ I gently encouraged him to share, because now I was curious. This interaction was not what I was expecting.”
“In a world where my daughter’s life is whispered about, where she is stared at, this man saw her IMPORTANCE.”