An adorable video of a little boy completely and utterly enjoying his spaghetti dinner has gone viral - and his mum couldn't be happier.
Emma Ayers of?Royston, Hertfordshire, shared the clip of her one-year-old which was then posted to the Facebook community Positive About Down Syndrome.
"Saturday night treat in the shape of one-year-old Albie really enjoying his dinner," they?wrote.
"This is the cutest and best thing I've ever seen," wrote one commenter. "?A?belly like that deserves to be covered and rubbed with food. Just too adorable!!!"
"When there is so much wrong in the world, everyone needs an?Albie?to put a smile on their face.?Albie, we love you," wrote another.
"This is amazing. A full body experience!"
Even the notoriously?grumpy Twitter didn't have a bad word to say.
Go ahead Albie!! I’ve been known to eat like this myself from time to time, but Mrs Wilson doesn’t think it’s as funny as your awesome mum does!! ??????????— Greer Wilson (@greer_wilson) February 9, 2020
He is so gorgeous! I love it. He looks so happy, it makes me want to rub spaghetti onto my tummy too ????— Emma Bull (@Emmsyjayne) February 9, 2020
Fresh from his viral fame,?Albie?is also set?to appear in a book to be published by?Positive about Down syndrome. The book, which is currently being crowdfunded?is slated to "challenge perceptions, address outdated attitudes, bust myths and show the world the reality about having a child with Down syndrome in modern Britain.
"The publication will reflect the lives and experiences of a wide range of people with Down syndrome and their families.?We will tackle head on the inaccurate outdated images and information often presented to potential, expectant and new parents in order that people understand the truth about Down syndrome."
It comes as earlier this year, Australian parenting writer Kaz Cooke was?forced to respond to claims her latest book??"perpetuates out-dated stereotypes" of?people with Down syndrome.
In an?open letter to Kaz Cooke, the Chief Executive Officer of Down Syndrome Australia Ellen Zkladzien?called?the recently released updated edition of the hugely popular?Up The Duff "hurtful towards people with Down syndrome and those who love them".
"The suggestion that 'a child with Down syndrome will have a serious mental disability' is at best a very outdated way of discussing an intellectual disability and at worst purely biased and inaccurate information," the letter read.
"There is no discussion of the fact that most children with Down syndrome are included and valued in their communities or that the vast majority of people with Down syndrome report having a high quality of life."
Cooke later agreed to work with the organisation for future editions?of her work.?
"We will be talking with Kaz about how to best update the information in her book and have also offered to meet with her," they wrote. "We will keep you updated as we work with Kaz and get more details about when the reprint will occur and any other steps being taken to remedy the situation. Thanks to everyone for their passion and commitment to this important issue."