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Watch: Bangor mum Nikki Howard's heartwarming karaoke with son for World Down's Syndrome Day

Bangor mum Nikki Howard and her gorgeous little boy Adam have made their own 'Carpool Karaoke' to raise awareness for World Down's Syndrome Day - albeit in their home.

Earlier this week, 50 mums came together to create a Carpool Karaoke style video with their children who have Down's Syndrome.

The mums and children are seen lip syncing and performing Makaton to the tune of Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years.

Makaton is a more simplified version of sign language which uses signs and symbols alongside speech.

The video soon went viral and also caught the attention of James Corden, who hosts the original Carpool Karaoke format.

Nikki and four-year-old Adam decided they wanted to get involved for World Down's Syndrome Day, with mum posting the video on to her Facebook page.

She told her followers: "Adam and me decided to get in on the carpool karaoke (in our house sorry not authentic lol). He loves this video."

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Nikki said: "I had seen the Down's Syndrome Carpool Karaoke version going viral online and I just wanted to show awareness and to encourage people to read into it a bit.

"I also wanted to try to change any negative outdated views on Down's Syndrome and what that one extra chromosome really means.

"The hashtag is #wouldntchangeathing and I really wouldn't change anything about Adam. He is an amazing little boy who brings a lot of love and laughter to anyone who knows him. I'm proud to be his mum."

Nikki lives in Bangor with her husband Charles, and Adam is the fourth of their five children, which also includes Lucy, Matthew, Aimee, and Bobby.

Adam attends Ballymagee Nursery School and his mum says he is "slowly getting to grips" with Makaton  as he doesn't speak and the language programme helps to communicate his needs.

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