The 1st Gerber Baby took a sweet photo with the newest one. It was a heartwarming moment as the first Gerber baby, now 91, met the newest one, little Lucas Warren. Lucas made history in 2018 when he became Gerber’s first spokesbaby with Down syndrome.
On June 4th, writer Chris Colin shared an adorable Twitter photo of his grandmother Ann Turner Cook. The 91-year old is shown holding 1 year old Lucas, and both have happy smiles on their faces. In 1928, Ann Cook became the first official Gerber baby after family friend Dorothy Hope Smith sketched an unfinished charcoal portrait of her at 4 months old. Smith submitted her drawing to the company for consideration in a contest they were running to find the face their brand. Gerber loved Cook’s image so much that they trademarked it in 1931.
Baby Lucas was submitted to Gerber’s latest contest by his mom Cortney Warren, who decided to enter him on a whim. After posting a sweet picture of her son on Instagram with the Gerber hashtag, the family learned that their baby was selected out of 140,000 entries!
Image source: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/06/07/gerber-baby