Dan + Shay took to Instagram to share a special message for a special family that shared a video of a big brother singing “10,000 Hours” to his baby brother who has down syndrome.
The guys posted, “this is just the sweetest, most heartwarming video ever. thanks to everyone who has tagged us in it, we’ve been watching on repeat and smiling every time. couldn’t find nicole powell’s instagram handle, but if anyone knows the family, please tag them in this post, or dm us their info. would love to meet them, or at the very least make a video for rayce + tripp. ”
They continued, “here is what nicole wrote on facebook: This is how Rayce bonds with Tripp. He sings to him all the time. He swear this song is about him and his brother. He’s singing, “I’d spend 10,000 hours, and 10,000 more if that’s what it takes to learn that sweet heart of yours. I might never get there but I’m going to try if it’s 10,000 hours or the rest of my life, I’m going to love you.” Love doesn’t count chromosomes, or as Rayce says, “Aren’t we all different? #DownSyndrome #NothingDownAboutIt #Brotherlylove #ProudMomma”
Then last night (1/9), the duo posted a video message to the family saying, “to the powell family: thank you for sharing such a sweet video of your sons rayce + tripp. it warmed our hearts to know that 10,000 Hours was the soundtrack to this wonderful moment. we want to invite your family to our show in little rock on september 17th, and we’d love the chance to meet you. it’s almost a year away, but just know that you’ll have tickets with your names on them waiting for you at the box office. and thank you to our fans, and everyone who shared their beautiful video. we’re proud to be a small part of it.”