Here’s an antidote to DCG’s post yesterday — on New York Times writer Jane Brody lamenting that her friend was not given the “choice” to
abort kill her Down’s Syndrome child 30 years ago.
Pro-aborts like Brody regard those with Down’s Syndrome to be sub-human. The German word for sub-human is Untermensch, which was what Hitler and the Nazis called Jews.
But in the eyes of a gentle yellow Labrador named Himalaya, a little boy with Down’s Syndrome is fully human and deserving of love.
Ana Marta Vegas in La Plata, Buenos Aires, took this video of a gentle yellow Labrador named Himalaya befriending Herman, her 3-year-old boy who has Down’s Syndrome and shuns physical contact.
Himalaya first places a gentle paw on the little boy’s foot. But Herman baulks and moves away.
Himalaya waits, then tries again, gently touching Herman with her paw before dropping her head in the boy’s lap. Herman is ambivalent, first picking up the dog’s paw, then pushing Himalaya away.
But Himalaya is undaunted and rolls over on to her back, stretching out a paw
in a playful fashion. Herman then moves across the patio, only to be followed by the determined Labrador.
Eventually Herman relents and starts to touch the dog, at one point stroking her
snout and pulling back her fur to reveal her teeth.
At the end of the video, boy and dog have become friends, contentedly sitting side-by-side.
There is more love and holiness in this Labrador than in most human beings.