WILMINGTON, N.C. — One North Carolina baby is keeping her family’s unique heritage alive.
Wilmington resident Ronda King-McCullough said her new granddaughter, Aaliyah Richardson, was born with a streak of white hair, a trait that dates back to the 1800s, according to WECT.
According to King-McCullough, Aaliyah is one of five living relatives with the birthmark.
“I love it and I love that my grandkids have it and I love the place that it’s in because it’s outstanding and it’s unique,” she said. “I hope they are able to embrace it as I have.”
King-McCullough’s great-great-great-grandmother had the white streak, her great-grandmother had the distinct birthmark and King-Cullough herself has it, Yahoo! reports. Her two sons also have it.
The family continues to grow and they hope more children are born with the streak. They also say they’re ready for the attention it brings.
“A lot of people definitely think it’s cool and it’s gone viral,” she said. “Growing up, I didn’t like it. But once I got older, I was able to embrace it.”