For most of us, the ability to see colors is a gift we take for granted. But for 12 years Jonathan jones from Cottonwood, Minnesota, who is severely color blind, seeing color for the first time in his life was a touching moment he will never forget. According to a video posted by his brother, Ben jonesJonathan was recently learning color blindness in class when his principalâScott hanson, who is also color blind, borrows a special pair of color blind glasses that he wears that allow him to see the full spectrum of colors in the world. As soon as Jonathan put on the glasses and looked around the room, he started to cry. His manager comforted him with a hug and said, “I’m so happy for you.”
Then Jonathan walked over to the periodic table on the wall and marveled at the many shades of pink, purple, blue, yellow, orange, gray, and green. Hanson said that when he first put on the glasses, he also wanted to “touch all the colors”.
Understandably, the touching video went viral, gaining over 27,000 retweets in just four days. People were moved, to say the least.
Many Twitter users noted that the video shows just how much a concerned teacher can make a difference. Towards the end of the video, Hanson tells Jonathan that he can keep the color blind glasses on for the night and says, “If you can laugh and cry on the same day, it’s the best day ever.” (That’s solid advice, if you ask us.)
Jonathan’s mother, Carole Walter Jones, who was also present for this very special moment, put together a GoFundMe page asking to help raise $ 350 to buy Jonathan his own pair of color blind glasses. At the time of publication of this article, he has raised over $ 26,000.
Jonathan’s mother wrote on GoFundMe that the whole family was “overwhelmed by the number of kind and generous people who wanted to help him get a pair of his own color blind glasses,” adding that they would use “100% of the funds donated to purchase color blind glasses for those who cannot afford them. “
She thanked everyone for their “love and compassion” and added that they were blown away that “there are so many amazing people in this world who would help a young man they have never met. “.
And for another heartwarming story about kindness in others, check out a Colorado mom’s Facebook post on Asking for Help.