Dancing With the Stars Champ Nyle DiMarco Reads to Deaf Kids in 'Adorable' Video
The clip shows DiMarco, 26, signing with two young kids and asking them to name the colors in a picture book.
In his own words, the result is quite simply “adorable.”
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Earlier this year, the showstopper told PEOPLE he “never wanted to hear.”
“That’s never existed in my life,” he said. “I’m happy!”
The model and actor was born in New Jersey and raised in Frederick, Maryland, by his single mom – and he’s just one of more than 25 deaf people in his family: His twin brother, his older brother, his parents, grandparents and great-grandparent are all Deaf.
“Growing up, I was always involved in the Deaf community,” said the star, who recently established the Nyle DiMarco Foundation which advocates that parents teach their Deaf children American Sign Language even if they plan on getting their child a cochlear implant or hearing aid.
“I started to realize that there are a lot of people who are unaware of Deaf culture, and I’ve been given a great platform to reframe the Deaf community,” he told PEOPLE. “I want to use my celebrity for good.”