Gov. Rick Perry just shared the reason why he’s joined “Dancing With The Stars” and it will melt your heart

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Former Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) is already waltzing his way into the hearts of Americans nationwide after officially announcing on Twitter why he’s joined the latest season of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.”

“I’m dedicated to helping #veterans however possible, and I’m going to use @DancingABC as a stage to do that. #DWTS,” Perry tweeted Tuesday morning.

The former leader of the Lone Star State has a history of reaching out to and showing his appreciation for our military men and women, including in 2015 helping an Army green beret suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after his six deployments cope with the loss of his therapy dog.

Gov. Perry in a Fox Business interview before the official DWTS contestant list was released said if he – hypothetically – were given the chance to compete on the show, he’d do it for our American heroes – this even though he says he has “not a pair” of dancing shoes and “not an inch” of rhythm.

“Were I to be given that opportunity, it’s an extraordinary platform to talk about veterans and military affairs. That would be my driving reason to do it if I were to be asked,” Gov. Perry said ahead of the official announcement.

WATCH the segment below: