Inspiring Video Captures A Color Blind Student Seeing In Color For The First Time Thanks To Special Glasses
Imagine not being able to see the world in vivid color and then suddenly having it come alive.
This is what happened to a color blind student from Minnesota when a special pair of glasses enabled him to see in color for the first time in his life.
Jonathan Jones, 12, attends Lakeview Elementary School in the town of Cottonwood. His older brother, Ben, posted a video to Twitter showing Jonathan's reaction to the colors and it quickly went viral.
In the Twitter post, Ben explains that his little brother and his principal at school, Scott Hanson, are both color blind. When learning about the condition at school, the principal brought in the glasses that helped Jonathan to see the world through a completely different lens.
"His principal brought in some glasses that let him see color for the first time, and he was very emotional,” Ben told CBS News.
Jonathan was clearly overwhelmed by what he saw, being moved to tears by the experience. He became so emotional that he had to be consoled by both the principal and his mother, Carole Walter Jones.
This touching story has already been watched over 7 million times on Twitter. In addition to all of the views, the tweet has been liked 100,000 times and has been retweeted 20,000 times.
Jonathan’s family was so moved by the response to the video that they decided to set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for an additional pair of glasses so that Jonathan could have his own. Each pair costs about $350.
The response was overwhelming and the crowd raising platform raised over $20,000. The family said that they will use all of the money to purchase glasses for other people who suffer from this condition.
You will understand why this video generated such a great response when you watch it for yourself. After you have watched the clip, be sure to spread the joy to everyone else in your social network. Jonathan's happiness is truly contagious.