Man Asks Brother With Down Syndrome To Be His Best Man In Wholesome Video

Being a best man or maid of honor is quite a role. Your loved one recognizes you as their number one bud, the person who they are first to run to when they’re feeling down.

The number-one slot is often reserved for siblings, but for many, a best friend fits that role just as well. These two siblings, however, win the award for the greatest two-man wedding party.

Will Claussen just got engaged, so naturally, he asked his brother Henry Joe, who has Down Syndrome, if he’d serve as the best man at his wedding.

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Admittedly in denial, undeniably proud ❤️

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Will, who lives in Minnesota, had a whole plan in place to ask Henry Joe to be his best man. And, to our benefit, the adorable exchange was filmed and put on Will’s Instagram page.

The one-minute, 30-second video is housed on IGTV, Instagram’s long-form video platform.

In the video, Will has Henry Joe start digging in the garden. Will buried a glass bottle with a note in it that said: “Henry Joe, you’re already the best bro and the best friend, so will you say yes to being my best man? Love Will.”

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Happy Easter

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Oh my god, our hearts!

At first, Henry Joe can’t believe it and exclaims, “WHAT!?”

Will asked if he would be his best man and Henry Joe got the best grin on his face and jumped into Will’s arms. Watching the two embrace just put a little bit more good into the world.

The caption read:

“My Best Man ❤️

In a World with much need for love and positivity, @claussenhenry_ always comes through ❤️

The note reads:

‘Henry Joe, you are already the BEST bro, and my very BEST frand, so will you please say yes and be my BEST man?'”

Henry Joe seems like an absolute joy to have around.


Written by Lindsay Patton