2 guys befriend girl with down syndrome then dad broadcasts their relationship with his daughter
Dad took to twitter to tell everyone about how the boys have treated his daughter over the years.
Emma Shallcross

Madison Moore might have down syndrome, but that doesn’t stop her from achieving amazing things.

Ever since kindergarten, Madison’s family has encouraged her to live a ‘normal’ life, making sure she was integrated into regular classrooms.

As she grew, it became apparent that it wasn’t just Madison’s mom, Dena, and her dad, Kevin, who were helping her strive for the best.

Pryce Jackson and Kyran English were just two of the students that attended Madison’s public school in Muskogee, Oklahoma, who went out of their way to help her.

“Pryce and Kyran, in particular, have always gone out of their way to check on Madison,” Dena told Fox News. They “have kind of been her protectors … to check on her, to say, ‘Hey, how are you?'” She added: “They don’t look at her as a kid with Down syndrome. They just look at her as [a] friend.”

The two students always made an effort to eat lunch or walk with Madison so that she was never alone. On field trips, they stood alongside her and even held her hand.

When it came to Madison, no request was ever too big.

“She would usually ask me or Pryce, or oftentimes both of us, to kind of walk with her, sit with her,” Kyran said. “And it was never a burden to us at all.”

The three were so close that Pryce and Kyran began to see Madison as extended family. There was nothing that they wouldn’t do for her.

“It was kind of like the big brother role, you know, just picking it up and keeping on with it, making sure she was good over the years, being that person our parents raised us to be,” Pryce told Fox News.

When Madison’s graduation day arrived, her parents were left reflecting on all the amazing people who had helped her reach this point.

Pryce and Kryan were some of the first to cross their minds.

Kevin was so grateful for Madison’s two friends that he wrote a post on Twitter, alongside a photograph of Madison. Pryce and Kyran at their graduation ceremony.

The caption read: “These 2 fine young men have watched out and have been friends with my daughter since kindergarten.”

Unsurprisingly, Kevin’s post went viral and has now been liked by over 800,000 people giving Madison’s friends the recognition they deserve.

“It was just like second nature,” Dena said of her daughter’s two friends. “They’re just kids. It’s all it is. They’re kids that love each other.”

Kryan is incredibly humble about his newfound online fame, and credits Madison for her perseverance and resilience throughout her school years.

“I think if we had a world full of people like Madison, I think we’d [have] a lot better place,” he said. “She’s managed to overcome a lot. And if I were to use one word to describe her it would be ‘inspirational.’”

Dena stands by her decision to send Madison to a public school and wants to encourage other parents of disabled children to do the same.

“How do you know how to interact with people that are different from you if you’re not with them? I mean, you have to,” she said.

Madison is proof that with the support of some great friends, you can achieve anything!

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By Emma Shallcross
Emma Shallcross is a contributor at SBLY Media.