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The moment a Colorado boy with color blindness sees color for the first time thanks to his friends

Posted: 5:17 PM, Feb 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-19 18:23:52Z
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LONE TREE, Colo. — A 5th-grade student in Lone Tree was given a life-changing gift when his classmate and good friend surprised him with corrective glasses to help his color blindness.

“I was really amazed and shocked,” 11-year-old Tyler Muhr said.

A cell phone video shared on Facebook shows Tyler trying on the special glasses inside his classroom on Valentine’s day. The boy is quiet for a few seconds, but when he is finally asked if they work, he says “yes!"

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“It’s impossible to wrap your mind around what’s going on. I’m seeing things I’ve never thought of, never imagined,” Tyler said. “I just realized how much it meant to see this for the first time.”

The fifth grader says he went from seeing things in shades of black and white to being able to distinguish different colors.

“It’s a lot better than without these glasses,” he said.

The moment a Colorado boy with color blindness sees color for the first time thanks to his friends

“It makes me excited,” Tyler’s good friend and classmate Thane said.

Thane was the one who surprised Tyler with the $100 glasses. He bought them himself using his allowance money.

“I wanted to get him glasses since we’re friends,” Thane said. “Just to bring him joy and make him happy.”

“I don’t know of anyone else that would do that,” Tyler said.