This Blind 12-Year-Old Seeing His Mom For First Time Will Melt Your Heart
F*ck. I'm never going to stop crying.
A legally blind 12-year-old boy named Chris Ward was recently gifted with temporary vision thanks to an eSight headset.
The device, which costs a staggering $15,000 and uses high-resolution technology that works together with the user's glasses, enabled Ward, who had been legally blind since birth, to see his mother for the first time, and holy eff was the event a happy-sob festival.
These are Chris' ACTUAL words from the video:
I can see mommy's hair. I can see her eyes.
YOU TRY NOT TURNING INTO A GIANT TEARDROP THE SIZE OF A GROWN MAN AFTER HEARING THIS KID SAY THOSE WORDS.
If that wasn't enough to turn your body into a 30-gallon jug of emotions, the video also includes footage of a new mother seeing her baby for the first time using one of those headsets.
Eff, that's just not fair.
It gets better.
Because of the cost of the device, it was unclear whether Chris would be able to own one. So his mother set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise the money to buy a headset.
To date, the campaign has raised over $25,700.
Feel free to take the rest of the day off as you are probably covered in your own tears.