Lucas Warren was just named the 2018 Gerber Baby and the first child with Down Syndrome to receive the honor.
The "2018 Gerber Spokesbaby" from Dalton, Georgia, was selected from more than 140,000 photos submitted by parents. It's the adorable smile above that won him the iconic contest.
“Every year, we choose the baby who best exemplifies Gerber’s long-standing heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby,” Partyka said. “This year, Lucas is the perfect fit.”
Lucas is the eighth winner of the Gerber Baby Photo Search and in addition to the title and being featured on Gerber's social media throughout the year, the Warrens also receive a $50,000 prize.
Be on the lookout this year for Lucas!
"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." https://t.co/Kovn5CSl5J— All Are Welcome Here (@AllAreWelcomeUS) February 7, 2018
In a puddle of tears over here. Today @gerber announced their Gerber baby. This title brings to mind the ideal baby: cute, squishy, all smiles and giggles. For the first time ever Gerber chose a baby with Down Syndrome. This little guy, Lucas, is beyond adorable and my mama heart is so so thankful. Like @etst said, when Bodie was born I believed a lie, that others would not value him as much as I do. But, today is a new day. It is such a beautiful, good day. Thank you @gerber and @thetodayshow for helping Change The Face of Beauty. . . . . @changingthefaceofbeauty #gerberbaby