Original Gerber baby poses with latest Gerber baby

Close

First Gerber Baby Poses with Newest Gerber Baby

Ann Turner Cook, the first-ever Gerber Baby, recently posed for a photo with Lucas Warren, the company’s latest spokesbaby, which quickly went viral.

>> Read more trending news

According to Gerber spokeswoman Bernadette Tortorella, Lucas’ family asked if Gerber would arrange a meet-up with Cook.

Chris Colin, Cook’s grandson, shared the image on Twitter over the weekend.

“My grandmother was the Gerber baby. It was a funny bit of trivia, never made her rich or got us free strained peas or anything. But last week she got to meet the company's newest spokesbaby, named Lucas. Pretty pretttty cute.”

Lucas Warren, the 1-year-old baby from Dalton, Georgia, is the first child with Down syndrome to be selected as a Gerber baby.

Lucas’ mom hopes that people see more than his disability.

“He may have Down syndrome, but he’s always Lucas first,” Warren told “Today” in February. “He’s got an awesome personality and he goes through the milestones of every child. ... We’re hoping when he grows up and looks back on this, he’ll be proud of himself and not ashamed of his disability.”

Ann Turner Cook, 91, was just 4 months old when her iconic image became a sketch that is known around the world as the face of Gerber baby products.

The sketch was drawn by a family friend, Dorothy Hope Smith, in 1927 and entered into Gerber's contest in 1928. When the drawing won, Smith said she would finish it, but Gerber liked it in its original state.

Cook's identity was kept private until she joined the company for a 50th anniversary celebration in 1978.

Cook, originally from Tampa, is a retired English teacher and novelist.

Related

Close

Original Gerber baby poses with latest Gerber baby

Mario Tama/Getty Images
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Breaking News

In This Month's Issue

Irresistible News

Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon

Mobile Apps

Everything you love about countrylegends971.com and more! Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app.

AMAZON ALEXA

Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!