Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s using sign language

Courtesy: Jarod Mills' Facebook page

DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Danville man is using his sign language skills to make the magic of the holidays more accessible.

A viral Facebook video shows Jarod Mills dressed up as Santa Claus.

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In the video, Mills impersonates the jolly Christmas character and uses sign language to speak to deaf children.

The video has over 70,000 comments with people thanking Mills for his inclusiveness and creativity.

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