Brother With Down Syndrome Holds His Niece For The First, Photos Go Viral Overnight

With Christmas just a few days away (at the time of this writing), it is a good time to focus on the beautiful things in life. With all the negative in the news that has become the new normal, we should take a moment to choose to consume more positive and uplifting content purposefully. Here at AWM, we love to bring you stories that will make you smile. And that’s precisely what this one is all about.

While the love between two siblings can supersede almost anything, the love between a brother and his niece measures off the charts.

In the heartwarming photos, you see a young man with low-functioning Down syndrome. The genetic disorder affects chromosome 21 and results in developmental and intellectual delay. The condition usually correlates with a distinct facial appearance and has links to heart and thyroid diseases.

People who are born with Down’s syndrome live on a spectrum between low and high functioning.

When one Reddit user, by the name of Guinean, introduced his low-function brother with Down syndrome to his daughter, he captured the interaction on camera and uploaded it to the internet.

He shared the following about the moment:

“My brother is a low functioning downsie. He used to love to hold babies, but it’s rare someone lets him know. My wife and I let him hold our baby today and here is his look when we gave her to him and then the way he held her without movement for 5 minutes. I almost cried.”

Because he watched a sense of peace wash over his brother as he held the infant for the first time, Guinean had to share the moment with everyone online. And since it went live on Reddit, it has received nothing but love and appreciation from the general public. Many people have come forward to share their own stories about loved ones with Down syndrome.

For example, one viewer wrote, “The picture on the right brings a tear to my eye, such an amazing photo. Those with DS are some of the most loving human beings on this planet, and your photos show that perfectly.”

Because the post touched many people, Guinean shared an update with his gratitude:

“Wow thank you Reddit! I’m legitimately choked up at all the kind things you internet strangers said. I wish I could communicate all of it to him. I’m really touched and can’t wait to show my parents all the uplifting comments. 100% chance my mom will start sobbing in a good way (there is more rejection for him as an adult because maybe he is fidgety in public or does a number on someone’s toilet etc. So with all the encouragement I bet she is going to be so torn up). I think you just gave her the best Christmas present ever. Thank you all a million times! Really, I had no idea so many people would be so goddamn nice.

“Note: I never actually heard the term downsie in a derogatory way but I can see how that might be a thing. I thought it was an affectionate reference. I hope it’s obvious from the context it is meant to be loving.”

What is your reaction?

Cop Pulls Man Over For Not Having Baby In Car Seat – Then He Sees Wife’s Pregnancy Test

Announcing a pregnancy to the father is a big deal. Expecting mothers are getting more and more creative with the way they tell the soon-to-be-dads the great news. What this woman did to tell her husband that she was pregnant was completely out-of-the-box.

Nikk Rock wanted a special way to tell her husband she was pregnant, so she sat down and got creative. She asked the Hurst Police Department to help her share the news. Her husband could never have guessed what she had planned.

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As the couple was driving down the road, they were pulled over by a police officer. The husband was driving, and he was completely confused about why he had been pulled over. He began to nervously fidget with the radio settings until Nikk told him to relax. As the officer walked up to the car, the couple realized that they knew him. That didn’t seem to calm Nikk’s husband down much.

After a brief exchange, the officer told the husband why he had been pulled over. “I gotta be honest. The reason why I stopped you is you have a child in the car with no child seat,” said the officer, pointing to an empty back seat. It was true, there was no child seat. But the husband didn’t see a child!

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“I don’t have a child,” Nikk’s husband explained. The officer asked him repeatedly if he was sure, nodding toward Nikk. She sat in the passenger seat holding up a pregnancy test. After several wordless prompts, Nikk’s husband finally looked over at her. “We do have a child in the car with no car seat!” Nikk exclaimed as she giggled at her husband.

His face immediately lit up as he realized what was happening. For a moment he simply smiled at the pregnancy test in disbelief. Then he held it in his hands to see for himself. “I think that means you’re a daddy, buddy,” the officer said. His partner gave the couple a present for their bun in the oven! A small teddy bear told the father that the baby was due on his birthday. What an incredible birthday present!

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The couple laughed together and kissed. They were both so excited for the new life they were creating. This story reminds us how precious the gift of life really is.

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Dallas Cowboys Player FIRED After Disrespecting the Anthem

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wasn’t messing around when he said that there would be consequences for any player who continued to disrespect the national anthem during games, and one player learned that lesson the hard way.

Defensive end Damantre Moore decided to test the resolve of Jones’ threat, and while he did not kneel during the national anthem, he did raise a black power fist after it was played, which cameras were quick to focus on.

Moore quickly tried to backpedal on his choice to raise his fist in protest, telling reporters “I’ve got a lot of family members that are in the military.” He continued, “My brother just got done serving a tour. He was over there, stationed in Germany, both my granddads, my granddad and my stepdad, was heavily involved in the military. I’ve got other family members who are.”

Despite his attempts to sway the public by building his own connections with those who put their lives on the line for our country, Dallas officials saw through the facade and put Moore in his place, removing him from their roster Wednesday evening.

The defensive end has had a rough year with the Cowboys, and it seems like the protest might have just been the straw that broke the camels back. Earlier, Mr. Moore had suspended for the first two weeks of the season after violating a substance abuse policy, and more recently he was involved in an altercation at a nightclub, although it was ruled that he was not at fault in that incident.

Sep 25, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Damontre Moore (58) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Moore, however, was not the only member of the Dallas Cowboys to raise his fist in protest after the singing of the national anthem. Defensive lineman David Irving also joined in on the silent protest before the game, but as of now no word has come through as to whether or not he will be facing any kind of repercussion.

With Moore gone, a strong message was shot throughout the Cowboys organization: Disrespect our country, and face the consequences.

Jerry Jones wasn’t joking around when he said punishments would be handed out for those who make a mockery of the country, but I don’t think anyone, especially not Damontre Moore, could have seen such a serious action come down from the top. Makes ya think, that protest really wasn’t all that worth it after all, now was it Damontre?

Teenager Harasses Mom On Subway, Quickly Learns Why That’s A Bad Idea (Video)

An intense video showed the moment a woman being harassed by a teen on the subway decided to take matters into her own hands.

In the video (below), the woman can be seen arguing with the teen as other passengers on the subway look on. The male teen gets in the woman’s face, though she remains unintimidated.

The teen then proceeds to push the woman, prompting her to pull out a can of pepper spray and spray him in the face. The teen then grabs his eyes and screams in pain as the other passengers watch.

The clip quickly went viral after being posted on Facebook, garnering tens of thousands of likes and shares in just a few days.

“She did not instigate she warned, the kid was already threatening her… learn the difference and stop enabling these kids to be bullies whole complaining about it in schools,” one commenter wrote on Inquisitr.

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A mother of two children, both U.S. citizens, was deported to Mexico early Thursday, her lawyer said, showing a change in U.S. policy toward undocumented immigrants.
Ray Ybarra Maldonado said the undocumented woman was taken into custody Wednesday in Phoenix, Arizona, when she stopped in for a routine check at a U.S. immigration office.

“I was informed by the Mexican Consulate that my client was deported from the country,” Maldonado said.
Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, 36, had checked in with U.S. immigration authorities every year since 2008, when she was stopped for using a fake Social Security number during a raid on a water park where she worked. In past visits, she answered questions that were put to her and went home.

But when Rayos went in for her meeting Wednesday, she was arrested and deportation proceedings were begun. She had lived in the U.S. for more than 22 years.
During a news conference, Maldonado said he had filed a stay of deportation on Wednesday
“Yesterday at 5:30 [p.m.], I was told the decision would come shortly. And here it is this morning, and those cowards have yet to even return my call, even send me an email, to give me any information about why they denied our stay,” he added.

A statement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the deportation was “based on a removal order issued by the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review which became final in May 2013. Relevant databases indicate Ms. Garcia de Rayos has a prior felony conviction dating from March 2009 for criminal impersonation.”

“ICE will remove illegal aliens convicted of felony offenses as ordered by an immigration judge,” the agency said in series of tweets after the media reported the deportation.

Japan Sends Surprise To US Fleet In Massive Show of Support For President Trump

Japan just sent a strong message to the rest of the world. That despite the liberal media’s attempts to sow chaos all is well and good, and they support President Trump and America.And are ready to take action to prove it.

Allies are important as President Trump knows and if you listen to the media all you will hear is that Trump makes our allies nervous.Not true, Trump has a great relationships around the world.

And after North Korea threatened to attack Guam, Japan proved their loyalty.Japan’s new defense minister came out today and said he stands with Trump and added a special surprise for our Pacific Fleet that is in harm’s way should any missiles fly.

He said that his country’s military could shoot down the missiles before they reach Guam.Japan said they will activate its Aegis destroyer missile defense system, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told the National Diet, Japan’s parliament in response North Korea’s threat.

According to Reuters, A spokesman for the Korean People’s Army (KPA) threatened,“The KPA Strategic Force is now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 in order to contain the U.S. major military bases on Guam including the Anderson Air Force Base.

”Japan responded by reminding the world that any attack against Guam is a threat and attack against Japan and cited Japan’s mutual defense agreement with America as just one of the reasons they will stand with America.

Japan sits about 620 miles to the east of North Korea and they have been watching the growing threat seriously.Most of the missiles North Korea tests land in the Sea of Japan which as they say is too close for comfort.Sadly, Obama and Bush and the rest of the establishment sat on their hands and did nothing so now Trump has to clean up the mess.

It is a national disgrace what they have allowed to happen. Guam lies about 1,600 miles south of Japan and opting to include that island under its missile defense protection is a welcome change.Japan had previously said they would only shoot down North Korean missiles if they were aimed at Japan.

But with this new defense policy the civilian government will officially allow Japan’s military to defend U.S. territories and other their allies in region in the event of North Korean missile attack.

Louisiana man charged in ‘Nigerian prince’ scam, police say

Police in New Orleans have arrested a 67-year-old man after he allegedly helped swindle people out of thousands of dollars as a middleman in a “Nigerian prince” Internet scam.

Michael Neu, of Slidell, is facing 269 counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering, the New Orleans Advocate reported.

The phishing scam involves getting an email from a Nigerian official who claims the recipient has been named a beneficiary in a will and will inherit at least $1 million. The victim is then asked to send personal information which is used to con them out of their money.


“Most people laugh at the thought of falling for such a fraud, but law enforcement officials report annual losses of millions of dollars to these schemes,” a police report said.

Neu allegedly participated in hundreds of scams and wired money to co-conspirators in Nigeria.

The investigation is ongoing, and is likely to continue for some time, as many individuals complicit in such crimes live outside the United States, authorities said.

Slidell police Chief Randy Fandal warned that people should, “never give out personal information over the phone or through email, cash checks for other individuals, or wire large amounts of money to someone you don’t know. Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the time, it’s a scam.”

Slidell is 33 miles northeast of New Orleans.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Trump Just Fired An Entire Team Of Obama Loyalists, Dems Are Flipping Out Now

When Republican political outsider Donald Trump entered the White House to begin serving as America’s 45th President, the federal government was filled with left-wing Barack Obama loyalists at nearly every level.

Despite Trump’s best efforts to eradicate this problem, the state of the FBI and the Department of Justice proves that President Donald Trump still has a great deal of work to do. Donald got started once again in ridding the government of Obama loyalists by firing all sixteen members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.

Obama’s allies were, of course, angry that Trump would dare to push more of Obama’s people out of government. Wrote HIV/AIDS activist Scott Schoettes on his Twitter account, “Remaining #HIV/AIDS council members booted by @realDonaldTrump. No respect for their service. Dangerous that #Trump and Co. (Pence esp.) are eliminating few remaining people willing to push back against harmful policies, like abstinence-only sex ed. #WeObject #PACHA6 #Resist

Left-wing gay rights and HIV/AIDS awareness group Truevolution CEO Gabriel Maldonaldo at least had enough common sense to see why the council got shut down. Said Gabriel about Trump and his White House, “Like any administration, they want their own people there. Many of us were Obama appointees. I was an Obama appointee and my term was continuing until 2018.”

He then added, grumpily, “It is common for appointees to be terminated and for folks to kind of want their own people in. I think where the discrepancy comes in is why a year later, number one? Two, many of us, our terms were over earlier this year and we were sworn back in, and three were stayed on nearly four months after an executive order was signed continuing the council.” Are you glad Trump finally fired these Obama allies?

Trump May Be the President of the United States. But at Christmas Dinner, He Was All Grandpa


He’s met with foreign leaders abroad:

As well as at the White House:

Trump has delivered speeches to the nation’s service members:

And he was the first, sitting U.S. president to visit — and touch — the Western Wall in Jerusalem:

However, on Christmas Day, Trump swapped his job as president for a title he’s held much longer — grandpa.

The Trump family celebrated Christmas at Mar-a-Lago in south Florida, and during dinner, First Son Barron Trump posed for a photo with his nephews, Spencer and Tristan.

First Son Donald Trump Jr. shared a photo of the young Trumps to Instagram — with the president in the background giving his youngest son bunny ears:

“Ha, now that’s a photo-bomb,” Trump Jr. captioned the photo. ”[Donald Trump] jumping in on a photo of Spencer and Tristan horsing around with Barron at Christmas dinner.”

This is far from the first time Trump has traded his presidential hat for his grandpa hat, but each time sheds light on the president’s softer side.

Pence’s Vacation Neighbors Sent a Statement to the VP, But Secret Service’s Response Had Them Bringing Out the Food

Vice President Mike Pence and his family are spending the holidays near Aspen, Colorado, and on Friday, they received a message from their neighbors.

According to CNN, the neighbors hung a rainbow flag with the words “Make America Gay Again” on a stone pillar that borders the end of the driveway to the two homes.

Initially, the man was nervous about placing the banner because of Pence’s security detail, which he assumed wouldn’t allow him to do it. However, the encounter ended up being a surprising one.

Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo explained to the Aspen Times, “When they said, ‘We’re not here to control your free speech rights,’ they came out with chili and began feeding them.”

He added that the vice president’s security have been “really nice.”

Pence, a staunch conservative, has regularly been targeted for his deeply Christian beliefs and past history of advocating for legislation that could adversely affect the LGBTQ community.

Fox News confirmed the Aspen Times’s reporting that Pence’s family arrived Tuesday and is expected to stay until New Year’s Day.