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Beautiful two-year-old with Down syndrome passionately recites the alphabet

John David is inspiring thousands thanks to this viral video.

At just two years old, little John David Marlin is already so full of life.
Something his proud mother Helena has captured perfectly in a heart-warming video which shows her bubbly boy, who has Down syndrome, reciting the alphabet.
In the cute clip, which is making its way around the world, the Alabama local enthusiastically copies his mum’s prompts all the way from A to Z.
"We were trying to get him to say them and he just started doing it so clearly,” Helena told People.
Even more powerful is the fact John David can’t yet speak but is super chatty when it comes to the alphabet.
"He can say single words, but he doesn't speak in full sentences, so this was amazing,” his mum added.
"People are so encouraged by John David, they see his joy from something as simple as the alphabet and are inspired. I think we all need a reminder like that once in a while."
The beautiful video concludes with the charismatic child clapping his hands and giggling.
In a recent Facebook post, Helena addressed the fact her son was helping other families with Down syndrome children.
“Since the day John David was born, he has been the biggest blessing our family could have ever asked for,” she wrote.
“To hopefully help any expecting mum that may be having a child with Down syndrome to not be afraid or worried. But to see the great joy and ability in disability!”
“I'm so blessed to call this one mine, and to now be able to share him and his amazing personality with so many people all over the world!”
Watch the gorgeous video in the player above!
"Since the day John David was born, he has been the biggest blessing our family could have ever asked for,” proud mum Helena has said.

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