We may have never seen a more beautiful representation of the love between siblings than in the short film "My Brother, Teddy," featuring a little girl named Emma and the bond she has with her baby brother, Teddy, who was born with cerebral palsy.
"He's cute, cuddly and funny," says Emma, then 6 years old. "I like him because he laughs at my jokes."
She adds, "He needs medicine and lots of help. But I love him. I love him a lot."
The beautifully shot clip, filmed in black and white, shows the siblings playing together in a field and on the playground. Emma often picks up her then-3-year-old brother and swings him around, to his delight.
"My Brother, Teddy" is part of a longer work called "Softening," created by independent filmmaker (and Emma and Teddy's mother) Kelly O'Brien from Toronto. She started the project to capture what it was like raising a child with physical and mental disabilities.
"While I spent those first few years longing for what Teddy wasn't, my Read More »from You Will Tear Up Watching This Little Girl Celebrate Her Baby Brother Who Has Cerebral Palsy