If there’s one thing that makes most dads get uncomfortable, it’s when they’re in the spotlight. Like on birthdays, when the whole family takes a minute to celebrate them instead of depending and relying on them as a father and provider, like usual. It’s a personal favorite practice of mine to watch dads open presents, because they get so flustered pretending to be casual about it, when really inside of every grownup is still a little kid, eager to have the surprise of a great present.
Well, apparently one dad got the present to top them all, when his family pooled their resources to give him the gift of sight. 66-year-old body-builder William Reed was born color blind, and this weekend his family posted a video of their father receiving the pricey Enchroma glasses as a gift, putting them on while thinking they’re just a random pair of sunglasses, and experiencing the glory that is color for the first time in his entire life. It’s a moving clip, and it kinda puts whatever you got your dad for his birthday this year to shame.
Here’s what his wife wrote about the video: