High School Cheerleaders' Invitation to Down Syndrome Classmate Goes Viral

A video of cheerleaders at Assumption High School in Napoleonville, Louisiana, inviting their classmate Emily, who has Down syndrome, to join their squad had garnered more than half a million views and 43,000 likes on Facebook at the time of writing.

Video posted by Assumption High School’s L-13 Class Facebook page on October 10 shows a delighted Emily opening a bag containing a cheerleading uniform while surrounded by the other girls on the cheer squad.

“So, the AHS Cheer squad surprised our Emily today and asked her to be a CHEERLEADER!!!!!! Let’s just say she’s a little excited as we all are!! We have the most amazing students at AHS!!! The best school on earth!!” they wrote on Facebook. Credit: AHS L-13 Class via Storyful