And when a TV network asked the Roloff family if they wanted to create a reality TV show about their lives, they agreed almost immediately. “The Learning Channel came to us about five or six years ago, and so we suddenly realized we were given a great opportunity to educate people about dwarfism,” Zach’s mother Amy told Ability magazine in 2010. “Nothing [else] had depicted dwarfism in an everyday way.”
The show followed all the Roloffs around as they worked at their family business, Roloff Farms, in Oregon. What’s more, it was not consistently popular, but it also did exactly what Amy had hoped it would do by enlightening the public. In fact, a stranger once approached her and thanked her, saying that the show had helped him learn about his baby with dwarfism. “Just the experience of having watched our show encouraged them and inspired them,” Amy told Ability.
Then, during the 2010 pumpkin picking season, Tori took a part-time job on the Roloffs’ farm. There she met Zach, and the two were attracted to each other instantly. But both were incredibly shy, and it took four months before Zach finally got the nerve to ask Tori out. Once he did, though, the rest was history. The pair got engaged in 2014 and quickly announced the news on Instagram.