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:
“Born colorblind, William lived his whole life in back 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 colorblind see color. This video is his expression to opening his gift and witnessing color for the first time.”
The clip picked up even more steam when the somewhat tongue-in-cheek account @ClassicDadMoves posted it on Twitter, where it’s hit almost 120K retweets so far.
This dad’s wife and kids all pitched in to buy him Enchroma glasses for his birthday, so he could see color for the first time in his life. pic.twitter.com/TAcpDS2U8k
— Classic Dad Moves (@ClassicDadMoves) September 16, 2017
Watch it all go down above, and remember to treasure your eyesight this weekend, okay sweetie?