WATCH: Students Surprise Colorblind Teacher With ‘Magic’ Glasses
Color blindness is fairly common, particularly in men. As many as 8 percent of men with Northern European ancestry suffer from common red-green color blindness, according to the National Eye Institute. In fact, unless you have one of the more severe forms, you may not even be aware that you’re missing out on a few colors of the wind. Common or not, being unable to see the full spectrum of color can, well, suck. Beau Scott, a colorblind teacher at Dayton Elementary School in Indiana, got the surprise of his life from his fourth- and fifth-grade students.
Joking about Scott’s color blindness — good-naturedly, of course — has become somewhat of a routine in his classes.
“You know, they’ll ask me what color something is, and I’ll give them a sarcastic response, or something like that,” Scott says in the video below.
One day, his students decided to surprise him with a pair of color-seeing glasses. They set the stage for a bit of Harry Potter-themed role play, warning him to keep his eyes closed the whole time; otherwise, the “magic” wouldn’t work. Once he put the glasses on, the students gave him the all-clear, and he opened his eyes to a world of color.
Check out the footage in the video below. You won’t want to miss the looks on Scott’s and the kids’ faces when he finally sees some color. What a caring, thoughtful group of students! Want to see more heartwarming videos like this? Let us know! And don’t forget to SHARE this video with all of your friends!