There’s no doubt that people like to see others like themselves, whether that’s through representation in the arts and media or simply in the world around them. While people are people, regardless of the exterior, for children who have a limb that didn’t develop in the usual way, it can have an isolating effect to never see others in the same situation.
The Lucky Fin Project – named after Nemo’s smaller fin in Finding nemo – works to support those with one or more affected limbs, and they brought one-year-old Joseph to meet Amy Siesel, whose arm is similarly developed to Joseph’s. Watch what happened when they met.
This 1-year-old with a limb difference had the cutest reaction when he met someone else like him 🙏 pic.twitter.com/StJWFcJ5lP
— BuzzFeed UK (@BuzzFeedUK) July 21, 2019
If that doesn’t bring a lump to your throat, there may be no hope for you.
Twitter user @redskyatnight hit the nail on the head with this comment.
This is why it’s important for children to see people who look like them on television, in books, in advertising and in public life. https://t.co/78mJv7N5tP
— Red Sky At Night (@redskyatnight) July 21, 2019
You can read more about the work of the Lucky Fin Project here.
H/T: Buzzfeed News
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