Today, early childhood nutrition leader Gerber® announced a sweet new edition to the Gerber Family with the results of their eighth annual Gerber Baby Photo Search.
The victor of Gerber's annual photo search, which began in 2010, was revealed on NBC's "Today Show" on Wednesday morning.
Lucas Warren, a 1-year-old from Dalton, Ga., is the first child with Down syndrome to be named a Gerber baby since the contest's start in 2010. He is the first spokesbaby with Down syndrome in the company's 91-year history.
Gerber CEO and president Bill Partyka says Lucas is the flawless fit - and Fuller couldn't agree more.
Lucas Warren, 18-month-old baby from Dalton, Georgia, has been declared the victor of the annual Gerber Baby Photo Search.
Lucas' mom says she didn't think much about it when she entered him.
Warren submitted a photo of Lucas sporting a polka-dot bow tie and his winning smile on Instagram during the 2017 photo search.
"We hope this opportunity sheds light on the special needs community and educates people that with acceptance and support, individuals with special needs have the opportunity to change the world - just like our Lucas!" she said. His dad has been in the Georgia National Guard for six years helping fix helicopters, and his mom works part-time. He will also receive $50,000, which his parents plan to put toward his education.