Jacob Roloff continues to give fans a reason to believe.
As veteran Little People, Big World viewers are well aware of, Roloff quit his family's long-running TLC reality series last summer.
Moreover, he did so in grandiose fashion.
The 20-year old told Instagram followers at the time that he simply couldn't continue to be part of a program that scripted so many scenes and storylines.
It was all fake, Roloff wrote. It was all phony. It was all "ridiculous," the "talking points" producers were asking he and his relatives to spout each week.
"They are the Roloff Characters and I have scarcely anything in common with them, nor do I want to be a character myself," Roloff said on his way out.
And Jacob then stuck to his word.
He hasn't appeared on a Little People, Big World episode since.
But he has (implicitly, perhaps) dropped various hints over the past several weeks about a return to the small screen.
Has Roloff come out and said he wants back in? No.
But look at the picture at the outset of this article. It's the latest example of Jacob publicizing how he's back on great terms with his loved ones.
"I looooove this kid #babyjroloff," Jacob wrote as a caption to the image of himself and his nephew, Jackson Kyle.
That's all Roloff wrote, but plenty of followers are reading heavily into it.
After shunning his family for so long, Jacob is now back in their good graces. Big time.
He played a key and helpful role in Molly Roloff's wedding, for example, an event at which TLC cameras were on hand.
"Jacob drove Molly and her bridal party around in the mule and the cameras were right on them,” an insider explained to Radar Online this summer, saying it “would be impossible” to edit him out of the footage.
In other words: Jacob will likely make at least one cameo on Little People, Big World this fall when the network airs its Molly wedding special.
And it doesn't sound as though Jacob will mind.
This past June, Jacob addressed his outburst against the series and his family a year prior and admitted he caused some "strife" by doing so.
"I said inflammatory things. Even as I said those things, I would admit that in about a year, I’d probably regret some of this," Jacob said two months ago.
How does he feel about his actions now, upon a lot of reflection?
"I left the show and I left the religion I was brought up with, and I left it in a pretty flamboyant way," he added, concluding simply:
"I grew up."
It sounds to us as if Jacob will at least be seen again on Little People, Big World.
As a series regular? Maybe not.
But we'll take whatever we can get at this point!