FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP/WHDH) — One-year-old Lucas Warren’s contagious smile won over executives at Gerber baby food who have made him their “spokesbaby” this year.
Lucas is Gerber’s first spokesbaby with Down syndrome in the company’s 91-year history.
His photo was chosen out of more than 140,000 submissions. He will receive $50,000, and the Dalton, Georgia, boy’s image will be featured in the company’s social media posts. The logo featuring a sketch of Ann Turner Cook, the original Gerber baby, will remain on all Gerber products. Cook recently turned 91 years old.
Lucas’ mom, Cortney Warren, says she hopes this will bring help increase the acceptance of special needs kids. She said she hopes Lucas will look back at this one day and feel proud.
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