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Meet the First Gerber Baby with Down Syndrome

He is so cute!!

February 7, 2018

Gerber officially announced their newest Gerber baby for 2018, meet Lucas! 

According to the Today Show, Lucas Warren, a 1-year-old from Dalton, Georgia is the first child with Down syndrome to be named a Gerber baby since the contest's start more than ninety years ago.

"He's very outgoing and never meets a stranger," Lucas's mom, Cortney, told TODAY Parents. "He loves to play, loves to laugh and loves to make other people laugh."

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

"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," dad Jason Warren said. "They have the potential to change the world, just like everybody else."