Technology is so advanced nowadays that it sometimes seems like pure magic.
We've shared stories about the incredible Enchroma glasses before, but they always manage to impress us. The glasses are specially designed to correct color blindness. Putting them on is like the classic scene in The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy's drab Kansas suddenly turns into the colorful Oz.
This "before and after" represents the change that Enchroma glasses make for a color blind person.
For patients who have spent their entire lives only seeing a handful of the world's beautiful colors, putting on the glasses can be life-changing, and there's no shortage of heartwarming videos featuring the sweet reactions of new Enchroma owners. Seriously, try not to cry when you watch this video:
While Enchroma is revolutionary, it can also be too expensive for some patients. The most basic model of Enchroma sunglasses will cost you at least $300, but it's worth the price if these glasses will change someone's life.
That's exactly what they did for William Reed, and his sweet reaction is going viral.
Reed is 66 years old and still competing as a bodybuilder, so it's obvious that he's a pretty tough guy.
But when Reed's wife and kids surprised him with his very own pair of Enchroma glasses, this big, tough dad was obviously overwhelmed with emotions. He does his best to hide it, but you can tell there are tears behind those fancy shades.
Here's how Reed's wife Justine describes the moment:
"Born colorblind, William lived his whole life in [black and white]. For his 66th birthday, his family decided to pitch in together to buy Enchroma glasses that have color correcting lenses that help the [color blind] see color. This video is his expression to opening his gift and witnessing color for the first time."
Pretty emotional stuff, but there are some funny moments too. It must be hard to process seeing color when you live in a black and white world, because Reed explains that even the mud and trees "look 3D" with the glasses on.
For a moment like this, we say this was money well spent by Reed's family.
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