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Just the Way You Are

by | May 19, 2011

By Dave Andrusko

Okay, I’m a softy, but I’m guessing you are too. Especially when the subject is kids, and MOST especially when what you are seeing is an example of a big brother proudly boasting about his little sister.

I was referred to “Just the Way You Are” by a FACEBOOK friend. You can find this inspirational YouTube video at

Matty is the brother who dedicates this video to his four-year-old sister, Sarah Grace, who “was born with special needs”—Down syndrome. Now PG- rated rap may not be your cup of tea, but  take 3:24 of your life to hear Matty cover a song by Bruno Mars titled, “Just the Way You Are.”

Much of the time we see Sarah Grace as Matty sings his song of appreciation and admiration. The lyrics are delightfully appropriate, especially

So don’t even bother asking

If you look okay

You know I say

When I see your face

There’s not a thing that I would change

Cause you’re amazing

Just the way you are

And when you smile,

The whole world stops and stares for awhile

Cause girl you’re amazing

Just the way you are

 Way to go, Matty.

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