Sam walked around the grounds of Windsor Castle – one of the Queen of England’s principal residences. The royal estate plays host to the monarch’s guards, too, and these defenders of the Crown are famously stoic. But when Sam approached one particular guard, he was startled by what the soldier did next.
Sam’s trip to Windsor Castle was captured on film because he was starring in a web series called The Specials. The show followed not only his life but also those of his friends Lucy, Lewis, Megan and Hilly.
And The Specials depicted the five young adults as they navigated the world with Down Syndrome – or, in Lewis’ case, Williams Syndrome. In particular, the show tracked Sam and his friends after they had taken a huge step: they’d moved into a shared house in Brighton, England.