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Male Model Throws Sister With Down Syndrome A Surprise Photo Shoot So She Can Feel Like A Star

by Lindsey Smith
Lindsey is from Florida and has worked in online and print media. Her happy place is Michaels craft store.

Model Chris Garafola wanted to remind his older sister Brittany, who has Down syndrome, just how much she means to him.

He decided to go all out and throw her a beautiful surprise birthday photo shoot where she could make her biggest dream come true: to be a model.

“The priority was to make her day and show her she can do anything that her brother can do, and she should be allowed to,” Chris wrote on his Instagram. “My sister’s the most beautiful person in the world.”

Chris uploaded a behind-the-scenes video of the entire event coming together on his YouTube channel. The pair can be seen posing together with flowers and running around while Brittany plays model for the day.

“Brittany, your brother loves you more than you know. I hope you had the best day — you looked stunning,” Chris wrote. You’ll see in the footage below that Chris pulled out all the stops for his big sister. She wore beautiful dresses and got her hair and makeup done. But most importantly, it was her huge smile that made it all worth it to Chris.

“My hope is that it can shine a little extra love and light into as many people’s lives as possible,” Chris told LittleThings.

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Footage provided by Chris Garafola. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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