An emotional video of a 29-year-old man who still remains a baby as he can’t grow owing to a rare illness that has inhibited his growth has been shared on the internet.
The ‘baby man is called Pingping and he has a medical condition called Progeria also known as Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS).
According to Google, Benjamin Button syndrome is the unofficial name for Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) or progeria.
The rare genetic condition affects one in every four million babies and sees them age rapidly because their cells ingest a protein called progerin that is released by an abnormality in their genes.
Children with progeria appear to be healthy at birth but usually start to show signs of rapid aging in the first two years of their life. Most die by about age 13 or 14, although some live into their early 20s. The cause of death is most often heart disease, or sometimes stroke.
A video that has gone viral on social media shows Pingping being treated as a toddler even though he is old enough to have started his own family.