Dan + Shay are trying to get in touch with the family of a young boy who serenaded his baby brother in a video that has touched the hearts of so many people.
The Grammy-nominated duo, comprised of Shay Mooney and Dan Smyers, took to Facebook early Thursday (January 9), to share their message of gratitude over the clip that has since gone viral. The sibling-themed clip features a young Rayce Powell singing Dan + Shay’s hit collaboration with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours” to his newborn brother, Tripp, who was born with Down syndrome.
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this is just the sweetest, most heartwarming video ever. thanks to everyone who has tagged us in it, we’ve been watching on repeat and smiling every time. couldn’t find nicole powell’s instagram handle, but if anyone knows the family, please tag them in this post, or dm us their info. would love to meet them, or at the very least make a video for rayce + tripp. // here is what nicole wrote on facebook: This is how Rayce bonds with Tripp. He sings to him all the time. He swear this song is about him and his brother. He’s singing, “I’d spend 10,000 hours, and 10,000 more if that’s what it takes to learn that sweet heart of yours. I might never get there but I’m going to try if it’s 10,000 hours or the rest of my life, I’m going to love you.” Love doesn’t count chromosomes, or as Rayce says, “Aren’t we all different?”🥰💙💛 #DownSyndrome #NothingDownAboutIt #Brotherlylove #ProudMomma
“To the Powell family: thank you for sharing such a sweet video of your sons Rayce + Tripp. It warmed our hearts to know that ‘10,000 Hours’ was the soundtrack to this wonderful moment,” Dan + Shay, who will embark on their massive (Arena) tour in March, captioned alongside their touching video. “We want to invite your family to our show in little rock on September 17th, and we’d love the chance to meet you.”
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to the powell family: thank you for sharing such a sweet video of your sons rayce + tripp. it warmed our hearts to know that 10,000 Hours was the soundtrack to this wonderful moment. we want to invite your family to our show in little rock on september 17th, and we’d love the chance to meet you. it’s almost a year away, but just know that you’ll have tickets with your names on them waiting for you at the box office. and thank you to our fans, and everyone who shared their beautiful video. we’re proud to be a small part of it. ❤️
“It’s almost a year away, but just know that you’ll have tickets with your names on them waiting for you at the box office,” they continued. “And thank you to our amazing fans and everyone who shared their beautiful video. We’re proud to be a small part of it.”
Also in response to the boys’ adorable clip, Mooney noted that as a father, he was personally moved by the love shared between the siblings, and added that he only hopes his two kids will be as inspirational as the Powell boys.
“Seriously, you’re so inspiring,” Mooney said. “I hope that my little Asher is that amazing to his little brother that is coming in February. You’re so inspirational. You guys are amazing. I hope to get to meet you real soon.”
The video of Rayce and Tripp was first posted to Facebook by the boys’ mother, Nicole Powell. In her message, she noted how her older son connects with his baby brother through the ballad, saying, “This is how Rayce bonds with Tripp. He sings to him all the time. He swears this song is about him and his brother.”
Dan + Shay’s message to the Powell family comes five days after the duo shared the heartwarming serenade on Instagram. “10,000 Hours” was released in October 2019, and set a record on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart, as the highest-charting non-holiday country track in streaming songs history.