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Little Boy Sings '10,000 Hours' To His Newborn Baby Brother With Down Syndrome

Caitlyn Clancey

A little boy from Arkansas has successfully melted our hearts into puddles after he was filmed softly serenading his newborn baby bother with the song, "10,000 hours."

As Good Morning America reported, six-year-old Rayce Powell has taken to singing the sweet Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber tune to his brother, Tripp, because he firmly believes the song is about them and their brotherly bond.

Tripp was born with Down syndrome in late 2019 and spent the first five weeks of his life in the ICU.

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During his stay, his family made sure they visited him every day, including his proud big brother who didn't want to miss out on a second with his family's latest addition.

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And it seems that was how he felt from the very beginning.

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"From the minute [Tripp] was born, Rayce was like: 'Hand me the baby,'" the boys' mother, Nicole Powell told GMA. "Each day after school he would just talk and talk to Tripp, telling the baby all about his day."

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After weeks of bonding, Rayce eventually decided the song "10,000 hours" was perfectly suited for his little brother.

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"Every time it would come on he would just tell Tripp, 'This song's for you,'" Nicole recalled.

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On Christmas Eve 2019, Tripp was finally able to come home.

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And it wasn't long after that that Nicole was finally able to capture a heartwarming video of the two boys bonding over the sweet tune.

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In the clip, Rayce can be seen gently cradling little Tripp while softly singing the song to him.

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“I’d spend 10,000 hours, and 10,000 more if that’s what it takes to learn that sweet heart of yours," the six-year-old sings. "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.”

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Nicole posted the positively adorable video to Facebook where it quickly went viral, amassing over 1 million views in just a single day.

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"This is how Rayce bonds with Tripp," she captioned the clip. "He sings to him all the time. He [swears] this song is about him and his brother."

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It was clear that when Tripp was born, Rayce saw him first and foremost as somebody new to love.

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As Nicole stated, "Love doesn’t count chromosomes, or as Rayce says, 'Aren’t we all different?'"

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In the comments, other users are gushing over the tender bonding moment that was captured between the brothers.

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"Absolutely beautiful," one person wrote. "This made me cry."

Another added, "You can just tell he's going to be an amazing big brother."

h/t: Good Morning America

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