The challenge is to write a story using the prompt image below in only 6 minutes.
Emmet was not only the happiest bear in the whole world, but he was also a very special one. Ordinarily the special animals born in the wild don’t have much of a chance at happiness, but Emmet was lucky enough to have a supportive family and community.
From his appearance, they all realized early on that Emmet had the animal version of *Down’s Syndrome.
As he grew, everyone was patient and protective of him. What he gave back were endless smiles and giggles. Emmet loved making other bears happy through laughter and even though he wasn’t always sure what made him so funny, he didn’t really care.
Pictured above, Emmet plays hide-and seek.
Emmet was indeed a special bear.
* Down syndrome is unique to only human chromosomes, however, animals can have similar mental illnesses to what humans can have1. While it is not exactly the same disease as down syndrome, animals like tigers, dogs, monkeys, lions etc., can have similar visual and mental characteristics1. For example, white tigers2, mice2, cats2 and many other animals have been found to have similar genetic disorders.
10 thoughts on “Simply 6-Minutes 4/4/23- One Special Bear”
Oh, this story is so heartwarming 🥰 Emmet is adorable.
❤ Thanks. I love him too.
There was a cat on Instagram named Monty Happiness (I’m pretty sure) who had the feline equivalent of Down Syndrome. He was kind of cockeyed and very cute…
I want to adopt him.
Oh yeah. ❤
Now that is a cute story! I didn’t know animals could have issues like humans. I guess I would only think that monkeys and apes would since they are so human-like.
I was amazed when I found out about 5 or 6 years ago. Thanks!
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Susan’s super sweet bear