One of Nintendo's recent commercials shows off various kids playing Switch games to promote the platform and software for the holiday season. Among the actors in the commercial is Aaron Waddingham, a 16-year-old with Down syndrome. It turns out Nintendo wanted to include all different types of kids in their commercial, and that includes someone with a disability. Sue Robins, Aaron's mother, talked about her son landing the spot in an interview with Global News.
“Nintendo very specifically wanted somebody with a visible disability. It’s very exciting to us that there will be more representation in the media of all sorts of different kinds of people. I think it’s very smart of them to look for that. It feels like there’s going to be more roles for people with disabilities coming up… Things are changing, which is awesome.”
This Nintendo commercial is actually Aaron's first acting gig. Aaron has said that he's always wanted to be an actor, and now it looks like he's well on his way!