It’s a long story how this started, but basically one random Internet commenter who intended to shame inspired a dance dare intended to empower. We all desperately love someone with Down syndrome and pray for a future of “yes you can” for our kids when they excitedly tell us their big dreams for friendship and college and fulfilling jobs and love and inclusion—they share the same dreams of their siblings, their classmates and friends. We do hard things for the people we love, and sometimes we do silly things for them too. So today, we dance for them. In yellow leggings. Because you said you’d pledge money to @rubysrainbow to watch this silly thing and be a part of turning something mean into something beautiful. Friends, you raised over $14,000 which means Ruby’s Rainbow can give four more yeses this year. Four bright young adults with Down syndrome with dreams for higher education and decorating their dorm rooms and eating pizza on Friday night while studying for that biology quiz with their friends, will receive congratulatory letters next year, telling them that we believe in them—telling them that YOU believe in them—and that The Yellow Leggings Scholarship will help fund their way to a better future. Thank you for always being the best most supportive, loving community. Thank you @rubysrainbow and @eicherumba for enthusiastically embracing The Banana Suit (and thank you @girlfriend for making the sunniest most badass ensemble that started this whole thing!). And thank you @poppa143 for always being the dad who says “whatever you need” when I ask you for help, even if it means dancing to “It’s Raining Men” for 90,000 people, basically wearing tights. This is what we taught our kids today: Don’t ever let anyone make you feel small because you aren’t. You are vibrant, you are powerful, you contain multitudes, you can do anything. Put on something yellow and get out there and dance. We did it! (swipe to see all three videos. 😂). Want to celebrate with us? The donation link is in my profile. Every dollar matters and goes toward more “yes you cans”, more dreams come true.