Mariah Who? This Is the Best Carpool Karaoke Ever

Oscar Cross
March 21, 2018

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day (March 21), a group of 50 British moms (or, as they say on that side of the pond, mums) recorded their own special version of carpool karaoke, singing Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years" accompanied by their seriously adorable toddlers, all of whom have Downs syndrome.

The video of the session had attractive mums and children who have Down syndrome. James Corden, who hosts the popular Carpool Karaoke on the Late, Late Show, also shared the video, writing: "This is the most attractive Carpool Karaoke". The mums, who are part of the Facebook group "Designer Genes", were inspired by a Singing Hands Carpool Karaoke video signed with Makaton and chose to replicate it.

The heartwarming clip had caught the attention of James Corden, who retweeted the clip entitled 50 Mums, 50 Kids, 1 Extra Chromosome, revealing he was left emotional and teary-eyed.

One person wrote: "The video of the down syndrome karaoke carpool on this morning had me in tears!"


Mum-of-three Rebecca Carless, 35, from Coventry, got the idea after seeing videos by the group Singing Hands who do nursery rhymes in Makaton.

"The video turned out even better than we had hoped and the response has just been mad".

50 mums, who all had a child with Down's syndrome born in 2013/14, filmed themselves in their cars, and a dad edited the clips together to make the final video.

Rebecca Carless, one of the mothers featured in the video, told BBC, "the idea is, we are just normal mums, we love our kids, they love us, and they are just like other four-year-olds, we wouldn't change them".

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