It’s a cliché thing to say but it’s true, blood is thicker than water. You can pick your friends but family is for life.
If you are fortunate to be born into a family with a good structure and a tight bond, it sets you on the right path no matter what circumstances you face.
Siblings, in particular, can have the effect on each other’s life – especially when you’re the eldest, such is the case with these two brothers from Rio de Janerio.
These guys charmed the internet after the elder sibling showed the younger his latest tattoo, which happens to be him wearing a lion’s head.
It’s easy to picture most siblings at each other’s throats as they wage the never-ending war for domestic dominance and to see ‘who mum and dad loves best’. But this footage of Rafa showing his younger brother Erick, who has Down’s syndrome, will make you want to release your brother from that sleeper hold and hug him instead.
The pictures and video was taken by the boy’s mother, Soares Sheila, and uploaded to Facebook. In the caption, she wrote of her utter joy at her eldest son’s from-the-heart-gesture for his little brother.
As Erick takes in every detail of Rafa’s incredible tattoo you can see the sheer happiness and joy on his face. It clearly means a lot to him as they share a tender embrace and moment of brotherly affection.
I’ll be honest 2018 has been rather incredulous for tattoos, half the time a rapper is tattooing his face or some poor unwitting soul has got the dreaded ‘No Regerts’ tattoo on their arm. So it’s good to see a tattoo story which pulls at our heart strings.