Thursday, January 5, 2012

So this is heartwarming.

Did anyone see the Target ad this week? Since Target ads still come in that creaky old dinosaur the newspaper, we don't get them.

But, if you do, perhaps you noticed that one of the children's models was a boy with Down Syndrome.

Or perhaps you didn't. Because Target didn't call attention to the use of a "special" model. They just stuck him in there with all the other kids, looking happy and having a good old time.

Someone posted this link on Facebook, which is how I saw it. I don't necessarily have much to say on the topic. I know a number of people with Down Syndrome, of various ages from a little baby through to adults, but I'm not exactly qualified to speak to the topic other than to say that people are people.


  1. I haven't seen the ad (I don't get the paper, either), but I am glad to read this.
    People are people.
    Yes, indeed:-).

  2. Hmm, I just realized the format doesn't show you when things are hyperlinked unless you mouseover. Guess I need to fix that. Eventually.

    They are. Easier said than lived, though.