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Man Shows Little Brother With Downs His New Tattoo Of His Face & His Reaction Is Too Sweet.

erick rafa tattoo

For all intents and purposes, tattoos are permanent, unless you’re willing to go through the painful process of laser removal. That’s why it’s so important to think long and hard about what you want to put on your body.

When face tattoos come to mind, though, you probably think of “tattoo fail” compilations. Getting a tattoo of someone’s likeness is risky; what if it doesn’t do the person justice; what if it looks weird? Despite the risks, this man took a leap of faith and had his little brother’s face tattooed on his arm.

His brother’s reaction proves he made the best decision!

rafa and erick

Rafael and Erick are brothers and they’ve got an especially strong bond. Erick has Down syndrome and Rafa wanted to do something special to show him how much he loves his little brother. Recently, he’d asked Erick to make a “brave face,” according to his mom, but he wouldn’t say why.

erick brave face

What Erick didn’t know was that Rafa had plans to incorporate him into his newest tattoo, featured prominently on his arm. He caught the big reveal on camera, and it’s safe to say, Erick’s reaction is heart-meltingly sweet.

erick tattoo

The video starts inside Rafa’s car. He points to his arm and that’s when Erick notices his likeness! He’s in complete awe as he touches his brother’s tattoo in admiration.

It is quite simply one of the sweetest things on the internet. After a few moments of taking it all in, Erick looks up at his big brother with a huge smile and they share the cutest little kiss.

erick rafa kiss

This is brotherly love in its purest form.

After Rafa and Erick’s mom posted the video on Facebook, it made the rounds online and eventually wound up on Reddit, where viewers quickly fell in love, too.


In case you’re wondering, this is what the tattoo looks like. Pretty darn cool, right?!


It’s clear why this video is adored by everyone who watches it: The love between these two brothers is so apparent. You can almost feel the joy they both have in that moment. It’s also clear that Rafa didn’t need to get the tattoo for Erick to know how much he loves him.

Grab some tissues and watch the video. Once you’ve regained your composure be sure to share it with your friends!

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