Meet Lucas Warren, the first Gerber Baby with Down syndrome

Gerber baby.
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The 2018 Gerber baby is sure to win over hearts everywhere with his light-up-the-room smile — and he's making history in the process. One-year-old Lucas Warren of Dalton, Georgia, is the first "spokesbaby" in the 90-year history of the Gerber Baby photo contest to have Down syndrome, Today announced Wednesday.

"Every year, we choose the baby who best exemplifies Gerber's longstanding heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby," said Gerber president and CEO Bill Partyka. "This year, Lucas is the perfect fit."

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