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Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (061718)

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Positivity: Student with Down syndrome known as ‘Mr Joyous’ steals the show by jumping and dancing across the stage in excitement at his graduation

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Midland, Texas, originally published in the UK Daily Mail and noted at LifeNews.com:

JUN 15 2018, 5:24PM

Carlos Neria’s joy is contagious, so much so that it has earned him the nickname “Mr. Joyous.”

The young man who has Down syndrome brought smiles to the Lee High School commencement crowd this summer when he danced across the stage to accept his diploma, the Daily Mail reports.

His enthusiasm quickly spread from his Midland, Texas high school to communities across the world when a video of his diploma walk went viral. Nearly 60,000 people have watched the online video thus far.

“We wanted to share a video with you of a very special graduate, Carlos Neria, who danced across the stage with the greatest joy and enthusiasm as he received his high school diploma! We are so proud of you Carlos and proud of all of our 2018 graduates!” his school said when it released the video.

Teresa Neira, his mother, said Carlos is a blessing to their family. The youngest of eight children, she said she learned she was pregnant with him when she went to get sterilized.

“He’s given us an example of sharing, of love, of happiness,” his mother said. “Nothing gets him down. He looks up and points to God. God. He’s full of faith. Lots of faith.”

Go here for the rest of the LifeNews.com post.