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Media Confuses Down Syndrome Kids with Ukrainians (Video)

Well, it's an easy mistake to make


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Ukrainian media was beaming with pride as photos flashed around the world of Pope Francis engaged in a warm embrace with two Ukrainian patriots holding the blue and gold Ukrainian flag.

The only problem is, they weren't Ukrainian patriots, they were two girls with Down Syndrome. And it wasn't the Ukrainian flag, it was a Down Syndrome ribbon:

The only thing left to do now is apologize profusely to people with Down Syndrome and their families for the confusion.


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