NEW YORK (WPIX) – The newest Gerber baby, Lucas Warren, went viral when he became the first Gerber baby to have Down syndrome in February – but now he’s stealing the show again and he’s not doing it alone.
Ann Turner Cook, the original Gerber baby, posed with the newest “spokesbaby” in an adorable photo that is going viral on Twitter. Cook’s grandson, Chris Colin,
shared the picture over the weekend.
A Gerber spokesperson told
USA Today that the Warren family was vacationing near Cook and that they asked the company if they could meet up.
Twitter reacts to the 2018 Gerber baby
Love the choice for the next Gerber Baby! ❤️ https://t.co/6voQAaOzfl
.@TODAYshow reveals new #GerberBaby. Congratulations #Gerber for boldly choosing a #DownSyndromeBaby. https://t.co/fmwmRwjyH3
The new face of the Gerber baby is Lucas, the first baby with Down syndrome to be chosen... Heart's melting... Than… https://t.co/skQuHm51Vr
Gerber Baby 👶 contest winner....a beautiful boy who happens to have DS. The is one of many for special needs kids… https://t.co/o9qEuom3O1
Go, Lucas, Gerber's 2018 baby! @GerberLife #Downsyndrome https://t.co/aeq10C7djQ
Absolute favorite story of the day. First Gerber Baby with Down Syndrome. Amazing. Congrats Baby Lucas! https://t.co/QPraDclQas
Friends from my hometown are on the @TODAYshow showing off their sweet kiddo Lucas as the new Gerber baby!! Jared,… https://t.co/ZRtocAb7tD
Gerber Baby picking the very first Down Syndrome baby melts my ❤️
The time for change is now. Thank you Gerber for recognizing the value of our consumerism and the importance of... https://t.co/M0PyKrei8v
Baby Lucas was picked as the new Gerber baby thanks to his adorable smile and giggle! https://t.co/IVivSjnwi8
Crying in Russell bc Gerber announced their first ever Down syndrome gerber baby. Yay for good in the world!
Cook, who recently turned 91, was about 4 months old in 1927 when her iconic image was sketched in charcoal by a family friend.
The friend submitted her drawing to Gerber’s call for baby food advertisements, and in 1931, Cook’s face became a trademark.