Kid Who Was 'Not Expected to Live Past Five Years' Dances to Encourage Others

A boy born with a rare form of dwarfism has become a public online figure after he started uploading dance videos to “encourage others and bring smiles to people,” his father said.

Video recorded by dad Rodney Walker shows 12-year-old Jacob, who is a little over two-and-a-half-feet tall, breaking into energetic dance moves.

Rodney Walker told Storyful: “[Jacob] was never expected to walk, or live past five years. He puts dance videos out every day on social media to encourage others and to bring smiles to people across the world.”

Jacob’s Facebook page has over 250,000 followers and gets updated several times a day with uplifting videos showing the boy dancing in various surroundings. Credit: Rodney Walker via Storyful

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