Dwayne Johnson has sent a heartwarming message to a little girl with Down’s syndrome on Twitter and father of the girl found it ‘really cool’.
Jason Kneen who is a father-of-five from Wiltshire started a Twitter thread about his youngest daughter Rosie.
“My child has Down syndrome, what can I expect?’ This. 100% this,” he wrote alongside a picture of Rosie smiling.“
“Also expect this,” he tweeted again, with a picture of his daughter with a towel on top of her head.
"My child has Down's Syndrome, what should I expect?"
This. 100% this. pic.twitter.com/vo0Bu0Eoxp
— Jason Kneen (@jasonkneen) February 21, 2019
The posts went viral and received more than 88,000 likes, Kneen continued to share more about his daughter’s journey, including her many hospital visits and love of the film Moana.
He posted a picture of Rosie using assisted oxygen and watching the Disney movie and wrote: “Rosie and I became thick as thieves over that time and watched Moana together many times and EVERY SINGLE DAY – thanks @TheRock for teaching me all the songs – Rosie was so brave, and so strong.”
I was totally NOT ready for a child like Rosie. It was a shock when she was born and I’m ashamed to say I didn’t take it well initially.
— Jason Kneen (@jasonkneen) February 22, 2019
The Rock who voiced the character Maui in the film spotted Kneen’s posts and tweeted: “Look at this lovely cookie.
“Stay strong Rosie! Uncle Maui loves ya. What can I saaaaayy except you’re welcome.”
Kneen said he thought it was “really cool” for the actor to send Rosie a message on Twitter.
He said it was “insane” that the tweets had gone viral.
Look at this lovely cookie. Stay strong Rosie! Uncle Maui loves ya?
What can I saaaaayy except you’re welcome ? https://t.co/C9kuzPfCKQ
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 23, 2019
”We just got on with it. She’s amazing,” Kneen told the BBC.
Mr Knee said: “We were told by doctors and nurses on the day of her birth… how her life would go,”
“It was like her whole life had been mapped out in front of you. It was distressing, shocking and upsetting.”
“But you can’t predict how your child’s life is going to be. You can’t tell anyone what’s going to happen.”
“We just got on with it. She’s amazing.”
“We’ve been through some difficulties like anybody, but she makes up for it every day when she smiles at you like that and wants to watch Moana all the time.”
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