Boy With Downs Syndrome Comforts Jesus

CENPublished: April 4, 201848 views
Published: April 4, 2018

A viral video of a boy with Down's syndrome interrupting an Easter procession to comfort Jesus has notched up three million views.

The touching moment was caught on camera by an eyewitness with a smartphone in the city of Monclova, in northern Mexico's state of Coahuila.

The boy, named only as Juan Pablo, joined the parade after seeing the figure representing Jesus being whipped by Roman guards.

One of the Roman guards put his hand on the boy's shoulder but received only a dirty look in return.

Juan Pablo then put one arm around Jesus and stroked his arm comfortingly with his other hand as they walked along side by side.

The heartwarming video was shared on Facebook by camerawoman Claudia Fuentes who said the boy had reminded the watching crowd of the importance of compassion.

Netizen 'Cynthia García-Galindo' commented: "What does a child with a green soccer shirt do at the scene of the Stations of the Cross in Monclova?

"Remind us of the most sublime love, that of caring for the other with mercy! His innocence, his overflowing love and his Down's syndrome, today disrupt our being.

"Juan Pablo is his name, which should be synonymous with good hope. Let's teach our children to communicate more with compassion."

‘Anabel Fuentes’ said: "Basically they are not scared of showing and giving love, and love moves everything", while 'Sashi Takahashi’ added: "The little boy is living proof that the Way of the Cross is something real."

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