Trae Young ‘look-alike’ leads to massive diaper donation to metro charity

ATLANTA — Sherita Taylor says out of all the adorable babies in the world — which is all of them — there is one who is causing quite a stir.

“We call him the blessed child in my house. Size 5. He was meant to be on this. So almost 8,000 kids could get diapers too,” Taylor said.

The warehouse of the nonprofit Helping Mamas in Norcross is full of diapers, all recently donated.

“This is 35 pallets full of diapers. This is going to help thousands of parents that are struggling with diapers right now,” said Courtney Ray with Helping Mamas.

It all started on Twitter.


Somebody noticed that the baby on a package of “Hello Bello” diapers looked a lot like a toddler version of Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young.

The point guard retweeted and called him Trae “Younger,” and it went viral.

Hello Bello and Walmart teamed up to each donate 2000 diapers for every point Young scored in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Some 34 points later, 136,000 diapers were delivered to Helping Mamas.

“It’s unbelievable how it came together. I love this baby and Trae Young. This face. I have kids, and they’re this cute. I’m so grateful,” Taylor said.

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