52-Year-Old Down Syndrome Aunt’s Cute Interaction With Niece Captured in TikTok Video

52-Year-Old Down Syndrome Aunt’s Cute Interaction With Niece Captured in TikTok Video

  • A young lady and her 52-year-old aunt, who has Down syndrome, showed off cuteness in a TikTok video
  • The woman was busy recording herself, feeling cute, but her aunt came along, and they had a playful moment
  • The online community reacted to the duo, with many finding them very entertaining and adorable
  • The girl spoke to Briefly News about her relationship with her aunt and how special it is
  • Dr Munnik spoke more on the diagnosis and how families can navigate living with someone who has it
A 52 years-old Down syndrome aunt's cute interaction with her niece was captured in a TikTok video
A woman and a 52-year-old aunt with Down syndrome had a cute moment. Images: @phillandermogatsamaredi0
Source: TikTok

A woman had a cute interaction with her 52-year-old aunt who has Down syndrome.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Down syndrome is a condition in which a person has an extra chromosome. Typically, a person is born with 46 chromosomes. People with the syndrome have an extra copy of one of these chromosomes.

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"This extra copy changes how the baby’s body and brain develop, which can cause both mental and physical challenges."

In the video captured by @phillandermogatsamaredi0, she feels herself minding her own business when her aunt suddenly shows up and loves her. She hugged her niece and wanted to be cutely babied.

The video captured the girl holding her up like a baby. The woman was visibly happy.

Woman dances with 52-year-old Down syndrome aunt

Watch the TikTok adorable clip below:

Gilr speaks to Briefly News about her relationship with her aunt

Phila spoke to Briefly News and described her relationship with her aunt as nothing short of amazing.

She said she was amazed by the positive feedback she received on social media because it made her realise how lucky and blessed she is to have her aunt in her life. She made her see life differently.

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Phila further advised people who are living or fostering persons with Down Syndrome, saying patience is the key.

"For those who have a family member or are fostering someone who is challenged, just be patient with them and don’t lose your temper, she’s just human like us problem is she wasn’t advantaged with the ability to do what we can, so all they need a patience and love."

Doctor speaks about living with someone with Down Syndrome

Dr Munnik, a senior lecturer, researcher and supervisor at the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences at the University of the Western Cape, said the support of family is essential to assist individuals with Down Syndrome to develop optimally, as much as they can.

She said one of the misconceptions about the diagnosis is that people with Down Syndrome are unable to form close relationships or that they are not able to communicate effectively.

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Dr Munnik further said that many families have well-managed to live a happy life with people with Down Syndrome and that there is much help for families out there.

"Research shows that a large percentage of families live normal and happy lives and that care for a family member with Down syndrome is incorporated positively into a home.
"If parents experience difficulties such as behaviour problems from the individual, they are usually able to seek support in the family, from friends or in the community. It is important to know that support is available if needed."

TikTokkers reacted with love to the video

The clip got over 24k likes, with many online users showing love to the two, adoring them and their playfulness.

@Fancy Maseko commented:

"Please do more content with her. This is so beautiful "

@Noba Themba shared:

"First time seeing an old person with Down syndrome God keep her for many more years this is beautiful ❤"

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@Annikie adored:

"Nchoo, this is so cute "

@Ms_ greener pastures loved:

"So wholesome and sweet."

Daughter dances with unwell mother during hospital visit

In another story, Briefly News reported about a woman who danced with her ill mother during her visit to the hospital.

@doyouknowkg shared a heartwarming TikTok dance video with her mom during her visit to Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. In the video, the dancer and her mother, wearing a nasal cannula, dance on the hospital's field. The dancer's kid also features in the video - he's sitting on the ground playing with his toys. Netizens sent well wishes.

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Source: Briefly News

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