50 mothers and their children with Down Syndrome just created the best carpool karaoke video of 2018

March 21, 2018 11:50 am Last Updated: March 21, 2018 1:50 pm

Carpool karaoke has been around since forever, but in recent years, thanks in part to The Late Late Show host, James Corden, and his celebrity guests, carpool karaoke has become wildly popular.

If you’ve spent any amount of time on the internet in the past few years you’ve probably seen one of the top carpool karaoke episodes, if not we suggest starting with Adele.

For those who are unfamiliar, the format is simple: pick a song and sing-along in your car.

These types of videos often go viral.

Rebecca Carless came up with the idea to create a carpool karaoke-style video, and she wanted to include some of the mothers and their children from a Facebook group she was a member of.

The Facebook group she had in mind was Designer Genes, which is a group for parents of children with Down Syndrome who were born in 2013 and 2014.

Carless’ 4-year-old son Archie has Down Syndrome.

Over the course of several months, Carless and 49 other mothers and their children, who also have Down Syndrome sat in their cars and performed Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years.” The singer happily gave permission for the group to use her song.

Carless told BBC that she came up with the idea of the carpool karaoke-style video after watching videos by Singing Hands, a group that uses Makaton, a form of sign language.

Carless and her son were joined by 49 other mothers and their children in the video.

Each child in the video was born in either 2013 or 2014.

“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,” Carless told BBC.

Some kids signed along with their mother.

While others fooled around like a typical 4-year-old.

She and the other mothers thought it would be the perfect way to mark World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st.

World Down Syndrome Day, was first observed in several countries in 2006, and in December 2011 the United Nations declared March 21st World Down Syndrome Day. The day is meant to spread awareness, inform others about what it means to have Down Syndrome, and demonstrate how people with Down Syndrome play an important role in our communities.

It’s easy to see why this video has gone viral.

Since the video was uploaded onto social media it has received nearly 2 million views on Youtube, close to 4 million views on Facebook, and has been retweeted by James Corden and Christina Perri.