Heartwarming, Tearjerking: Blind Man Gets Bionic Glasses, Sees Wife For First Time In 10 Years

February 20, 2015

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Photobomber, dead ahead.

This is a heartwarming video of 68-year old Allen Zderad seeing his wife for the first time in almost ten years. Allen lost his eyesight a decade ago due to retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative disease that reduces the number of photoreceptor cells in the retina until a person can see almost nothing but darkness. Now, thanks to a retinal implant and special bionic glasses, he can make out shapes and see again, albeit very rudimentary. PROTIP: Now would be a good time to fetch a tissue.

Though Allen may not be able to make out the details of faces or images, he'll now be able to navigate through a room full of people. As to finding his wife? It's easy," says Allen, "she's the most beautiful one in the room."

"She's the most beautiful one in the room." That makes me so happy. I love to see people in love. Unless they're my friends, in which case I like to see them miserable so they'll break up already and have more time to hang out with me. I'm not greedy, just really needy. You know how many times I've tried to convince a buddy to break up with his girlfriend just so we could go to happy hour? More times than-- wow, I really am a piece of shit.

Keep going for the video and get your smiling cry on.

Thanks to ChristineZzz, who I'm pretty sure just fell asleep tying her name.

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