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​Colour Blind Boy Gets To See Colour For First Time Thanks To Special Glasses

​Colour Blind Boy Gets To See Colour For First Time Thanks To Special Glasses

Young Jonathan's reaction to seeing colour for the first time is absolutely heartwarming

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman

A colour blind boy has had his life transformed after he was able to see colour for the first time ever, thanks to a pair of special glasses.

Jonathan Jones, 12, had never been able to see the world in all its technicolour glory as he is colour blind, which means the eye cannot make out certain colours - or any at all.

However, sitting in a classroom during a course about the visual impairment, young Jonathan was absolutely stunned when his school principal - who is also colour blind - let him try on a pair of glasses that were able to change all that.

At first, Jonathan seems to be in total shock as he takes in the new sights around him, grinning from ear-to-ear.

Later in the footage, he breaks down into tears of joy.


Jonathan's older brother Ben posted a clip of the heartwarming moment on Twitter, writing: "My little brother is severely colorblind and so is his principle [sic] at school.

"While they were learning about colorblindness in class, his principal brought in some glasses that let him see color for the first time, and he was very emotional."

The tweet soon went viral, racking up more than 100,000 likes and 20,000 retweets.

In a later tweet, Minnesota college student Ben added: "This is just a great example of the huge impact that teachers can have on kids. We need to pay our teachers more; they more than deserve it."

Carole Walter Jones

He also explained that their mum had since set up a GoFundMe page to help Jonathan get his own pair of glasses - which don't come cheap - with any excess money raised going towards the Enchroma Foundation, which provides such glasses to those in need.

In just one day, the fundraiser absolutely smashed its $350 (£272) target, raising a whopping $14,500 (£11,300) so far.

Jonathan and Ben's mum Carole wrote on the fundraiser: "We have been overwhelmed by how many kind, generous people have wanted to help him get a pair of his own color blind glasses.

"We will use these funds to purchase his own pair and donate any additional funds to a foundation who purchase color blind glasses for those who can't afford them.

"Thank you all for your love and compassion. We are overwhelmed and encouraged to know there are so many amazing people in this world who would help a young man they have never met."

Featured Image Credit: @thecarolejones

Topics: News, US News