A father has hit out at cruel trolls who mocked a video of his baby girl eating her birthday cake.
The video clip shows Megan Gavin, who has Down syndrome, messy from eating her birthday cake, but there were commenters who called her a “downie” and a “retard”.
Her proud dad, Scott from Merseyside, England, shared the video of his child to celebrate her first birthday last week. He was understandably left appalled to see the sick messages.
One of the comments on the video read, “Kids in Africa are starving and you’re wasting cake on a child too retarded to know what it is.”
Speaking to Metro, dad Scott said, “My shock went straight to anger. Obviously I wanted to go and find these people. But after a few hours of sitting down and thinking, I thought I’m not going to let some idiot make me angry and ruin my baby’s day.
“So I’ve turned it into a positive thing and decided from now on I’m going to educate the uneducated idiots. I’m going to share the love and I’ll do that by sharing pictures of Megan.”
Scott, who has 5 other kids, says he has heard of similar shocking stories of online abuse from other parents with children with special needs. “We hear it all the time from the mums, it’s heartbreaking. I don’t understand why people see them differently. I don’t understand it.” He added.
It so heartbreaking that there are people who ridicule and bully others because they’re different. We are all beautifully and wonderfully created in the image and likeness of God. We really have to do and be better as human beings.
We stand beside Scott and we hope that little Megan had a wonderful first birthday.
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