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Mums from South West take part in tear-jerking video for World Down Syndrome Day

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Mothers and their children with Down's syndrome from across the country have won praise for their tear-jerking Carpool Karaoke-style video.

The video, which was released to raise awareness on World Down Syndrome Day, has now been watched by more than a million people.

Several mums and their children from the West Country have taken part, including Tiffanie Smith and her son Alfie.

Alfie certainly isn't shy of the limelight as our presenters Kylie and Jonty found out when he and his mum came into the studio to talk to us.

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Tiffanie Smith and her son Alfie signing and lip-synching along in the car. Credit: Wouldn't Change a Thing

The mums are all part of a Facebook group known as “DesignerGenes”, created to support parents who have a child with Down’s syndrome.

They were inspired by a SingingHands video, which was signed in Makaton, a form of sign language designed to help hearing people with learning or communication difficulties using signs alongside speech.

The video has received praise from stars including Christina Perri, who wrote the song and the king of Carpool Karaoke himself, James Corden.