Boys Defend Sisters With Down Syndrome in Viral Video

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“RETARD” and “Get outta here” had been spray-painted on the side of their house—all because the family’s two daughters, Meg and Alina, have Down Syndrome.

Instead of retreating in fear, the Hollis family decided to take their story public by uploading a video to Everyone Matters, a grassroots “Don’t Judge” campaign supported by Paul McCartney, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and others. The family’s brothers, ages 6 and 7, created this sweet homage to their sisters with some adult help. If the earnest looks on their faces don’t make you tear up, their message of open-mindedness and hope will.




  1. It is so sad that we have people who are so mean spirited that they have to attack 2 young girls just because they have a disability. It is not the girls fault that they have a health problem. I have known a yong man since the day he was born that has downs syndrome. He is now 21 and is one of the nicest young people you would want to meet. He always has a smile on his face and is a friend to everyone. To the idiots who vandalized the house, I hope the police find you and I hope the Court makes you pay for the damage you have done. I bet your parents are real proud of you. To the 2 brothers of the young ladies, you done good.

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