If there’s one thing every parent on the planet wants, it’s to protect their child. YouTuber Mark Rober is no different.

The former NASA and Apple engineer recently took to his channel to share a special video, and it’s all about his son. Rober is known for keeping his family life private, but in this newest upload, he shares that his son is autistic.

Rober shares in the commentary that he actually filmed the video two years ago, but only just released it now as he finally feels comfortable. His eloquent, succinct and loving descriptions of Autism and how it makes his son as special as he is in enough to make you reach for the tissue box.

In addition to the revelation, Rober is also teaming up with Jimmy Kimmel for a special virtual event that will benefit NEXT for Autism. The unique program creates opportunities for adults on the spectrum so they “can live, work and be a part of their communities so they are not left to live lives in isolation.”

Color the Spectrum will take place on Apr. 30 at 4:30 p.m. PST on YouTube. You can expect to see plenty of stars join in on this very special program including Andy Samberg, Adam Sandler,  Chris Rock, Conan O’Brien, Miranda Sings, iJustine, Jack Black, Jacksepticeye, John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Karl Jacobs, Marques Brownlee, Maya Rudolph, Mark Hamill, MrBeast, Paul Rudd, Rhett & Link, Sarah Silverman, Stephen Colbert, Terry Crews, Vsauce, Zach Galifianakis and more.

––Karly Wood

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