Local man changes perceptions about Down syndrome

By Rachel Lucas - Anchor / Reporter

GILES COUNTY, Va. - A local man who's captured hearts around the world is changing perceptions about Down syndrome.

Meet Buddy Wood. Doctors told his parents he wouldn't live to his first birthday, but he just turned 65 years old.

His family, originally from Giles County celebrated with a photoshoot with local photographer Brittany Cook that's now gone viral, shared tens of thousands of times.

The wonderful photos are sure to make you smile and prove that Down syndrome is beautiful.

Buddy even shared the photoshoot with 2-year-old Sutton, who also has Down syndrome.

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