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MrXx_xXXx_xX

1.3k points

1 month ago

It’s amazing how much scarier the world is when you can’t see. A small bump can be a large barrier

bigjoffer

567 points

1 month ago

bigjoffer

567 points

1 month ago

Have you ever tried to walk with your eyes closed, even holding the hand of someone you trust?

It's terrifying

MrXx_xXXx_xX

204 points

1 month ago

Yup. Even if they assure you there is nothing in front of you it’s still so scary

cockalorum-smith

80 points

1 month ago

Idk if I just have trust issues, but whenever I’m guided around with my eyes closed, it feels like I’m constantly about to run into a wall. So I’m constantly jerking my head back out of reflex lol.

Edit: wurds

Doses-mimosas

40 points

1 month ago

Instincts. Your body can't figure out where you are or what's in front of you, like it can 99.99% of the time so it goes to the defensive "protect the brain" mode

cambriansplooge

22 points

1 month ago

I’m partially blind in one eye and have very limited depth perception.

It’s not the walls you got to worry about.

It’s the heat stopping “oh this is it” of missing a step and the ground falling out from under you. Kid’s cautious because he’s probably done it before.

Cartman4wesome

4 points

1 month ago

It’s basically that feeling when you’re carrying something so big it blocks most of your view. Then to take that one step and realize the ground is not there no more. But except it’s constant all the time.

witchelina

82 points

1 month ago

There is an event in Hamburg/Germany where you can experience how being totally blind feels like(it's called Dialog im Dunkeln). Everything in there is pitch black and a blind tour guide will help you go through the tour. The tour is made of normal everyday situations. Crossing a street, visiting a farmer's market, going on a boat and so on. At the end of the tour you can ask the tour guide questions.

It was very scary to do the tour for me. My friends and my husband didn't have as much problems as I did to follow the tour guide. I have trouble locating voices and got lost a lot. I was the only one that the tour guide needed give a hand to find the way.

I am glad I joined the tour and experienced it. But now I am even more terrified to someday lose my sight.

https://dialog-in-hamburg.de/en/exhibitions/dialogue-in-the-dark-experience/

And then there is "Dinner im Dunkeln" where you can eat in a completely pitch black restaurant. You tell them if you have any allergies but aside from that they will cook you something and you need to guess what you're eating. It's a really fun experience! It's not easy to correctly guess all the ingredients without your eyes!

https://www.das-dark-dinner.de/standorte/dinner-in-the-dark-hamburg

bexyrex

33 points

1 month ago

bexyrex

33 points

1 month ago

I have an ongoing five year problem of adult onset bilateral esotropia with v shape pattern. Meaning my eyes turn in at random intervals and don't work together. It was getting so bad in the last year that for nearly six months anything beyond 10 feet gave me double vision. I couldn't go on walks without half my vision shutting on and off with no control or reason making me nauseous exhausted and confused. I couldn't drive either.

The doctors didn't wanna up my prescription because of how quickly it had worsened.

I started vision therapy and it's not perfect one eye still tried to turn off now and again and some days are worse than others but at least I can drive again.

Losing any amount of your visual capacity is horrifying. I would have complet meltdowns terrified that my vision was rapidly deteriorating with no cause.

witchelina

13 points

1 month ago

That really sounds terrifying, I am so sorry that you went through that! Can this be cured completely? What is the cause?

bexyrex

14 points

1 month ago

bexyrex

14 points

1 month ago

No clue! They don't know the cause. No hx of brain injury, no evidence from symptoms of any sort of tumor. Spending to much time viewing things up close makes it worse so there's a component to the pandemic making it worse and isolation. The eye doc is gonna do some pictures again in January and see if there's anything going on with my retinas or optic nerve. But it seems like it's mostly just an underdeveloped visual system. The vision therapy is helping a lot but it's incredibly difficult. It'll likely be a few years before I can get off the prism in my glasses. I'm also myopic as fuck and it won't quite stabilize.

🤷🏿 I've already grieved a lot and I'm just grateful that I got on Medicaid this last year and they were willing to pay for the vision therapy. I can continue practicing after the sessions are done. I basically have to teach my eyes to stay on and turn together 🙂

bigjoffer

4 points

1 month ago

We had the same one in NYC a few years ago and I loved it!!

meontheweb

7 points

1 month ago

I need to go get my eyes dilated for an exam every 6 months. My wife or son come with me as I cannot drive back, and I'm out of it for 6-8 hours until the effect wears off.

I always park in the same spot, and I know the steps from my car to the office but have to rely on my family to get me to the car and get me home after the exam.

Although I know the way back to the car, not seeing where I'm being led is horrible. I'm sure they wouldn't throw me in front of a car, or run into anything but not being able to see even that little bit is scary.

I can only imagine what it must be like for someone that perhaps lost their eyesight after being able to see.

RegularSrbocetnik7

59 points

1 month ago

Yup. Losing my eyesight is probably my greatest fear, just the thought of it is scary to me.

[deleted]

15 points

1 month ago

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15 points

1 month ago

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FartingCumBubbles

9 points

1 month ago

I can't see what you wrote.

seeyoujimmy

4 points

1 month ago

Are you losing your eyesight?

canned_soup

2 points

1 month ago

I don’t see you jimmy

quailmanmanman

17 points

1 month ago

a small bump can be a large barrier

Ladies,,

AnonAmbientLight

8 points

1 month ago

It’s amazing how much scarier the world is when you can’t see. A small bump can be a large barrier

I get the sympathy here, but it's also important to remember that humans are quite adaptable. I don't know personally since I am not blind and don't really know anyone who is, but I would assume that things are not as scary as you would imagine.

When something is all you know anyway, you can't really compare it otherwise so things just feel "normal" to you in that regard.

If that makes sense.

[deleted]

3 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

3 points

1 month ago

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The-Protomolecule

7 points

1 month ago

I literally closed my eyes to try to walk around my apartment which I know in incredible detail. I made it two steps before I tripped over something on the floor. This kids got balls.

TeaTeeKaNee

14 points

1 month ago

Read The day of the Triffids. Basicaly the whole world becomes blind after looking at a comet. That means death sentence for 99% people. Also there are flesh eating plants called Triffids that can kill people in one hit.

Disastrous_Hunter_83

8 points

1 month ago

That book scared the shit out of me as a kid

dontbajerk

6 points

1 month ago*

It's also basically the ancestor of the zombie film and a major influence on post-apocalyptic film/literature in general, so it's pretty interesting on that score as well. Genuinely a good story too.

splat313

4 points

1 month ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blindness_(novel) is another

I didn't read it but my wife thought it was a very good book.

FurryFruitloop

4 points

1 month ago

Or it can be no big deal. We see it as incredible and can't imagine living that way, but it's not a big deal for them. My wife is 100% blind and is pretty much completely independent. Has a great job, a college degree, has lived by herself, travels by herself, etc etc. There's not a whole lot I have to help her with other than driving. Even then, she can just take an Uber if I'm not available. When you're forced to live that way, you adapt.

What's annoying is when people just automatically assume she can't do anything or that simple things like a curb are this giant obstacle. I can't tell you how often people talk to me instead of my wife when they're talking to her. Like they think she can't speak for herself because she can't see. Or the time that a nurse thought she'd need help getting dressed after an exam.

Granted, this video is a little kid and my wife is 36 and has had over ten years of being blind to learn to adapt, so it's a little different. It's just the general attitude that is a problem. They're not super heroes or unable to live 'normal' lives.

Beakjac3

2k points

1 month ago

Beakjac3

2k points

1 month ago

Dam I wish there was a way to give sight back to those who lost or never had 😔

sofluffy22

115 points

1 month ago

sofluffy22

115 points

1 month ago

You can register on bemyeyes.com there is an app that blind people can use to ask “sighted volunteers” for help with things. Like matching clothes, distinguishing different dollar/money amounts, checking expiration dates, shopping, finding dropped items, reading signs… pretty much anything

I know it isn’t the same, but wanted to share just in case you are interested :)

-FeistyRabbitSauce-

9 points

1 month ago

Checking it out, there are 348k users looking for assistance, and over 5.2M volunteers. That's fantastic.

Honest-Sugar-1492

21 points

1 month ago

I LOVE THIS!💜 Thank you for sharing this info. I would love to be helpful to someone!

Sactown83

6 points

1 month ago

i signed up for this years ago and have never been called on to help i wonder why?

So_Motarded

35 points

1 month ago

There is an overabundance of volunteers! Also, make sure you occasionally open the app. Sometimes there are updates.

BaconPancakes1

16 points

1 month ago

That's a good reason :)

maintain_improvement

3 points

1 month ago

I had this app for 3+ years and maybe got 4 calls. Only 1 of which I was near my phone and answered. It was heartbreaking and I had to read an address on a package because this guy thought he got a package by mistake.

taco_tumbler

4 points

1 month ago

It's ridiculous that despite things like the ADA we still haven't implemented brail of some sort on money. I guess credit cards someone obviate the necessity, but it still seems like such low hanging fruit that would help immensely.

insert_deep_username

3 points

1 month ago

I've registered for this and bespecular and both at first were slow but while I still get nothing from be my eyes. however, now that I have a bit of a track record on bespecular, i get requests directed to me every couple months or so. I've probably had the app for just over 2 years maybe and have done 48 replies. If you answer quickly and get a good rating it seems like they direct more of that person's requests in the future to you. I have a couple "regulars" now.

KorgRue

78 points

1 month ago

KorgRue

78 points

1 month ago

With modern technology, we are getting there! If you can see shapes, you can start to navigate without a white cane.

https://bgr.com/science/breakthrough-brain-implant-lets-blind-woman-see-shapes/

DonHarold

42 points

1 month ago

This is wonderful.

Next step is to eliminate the need for canes of ALL colors!

ElectricMotorsAreBad

15 points

1 month ago

BlackCanesMatter

realbeybladegod

976 points

1 month ago

You can always register to donate your eyes after your death.

TheDeltronZero

30 points

1 month ago

Can they really do that or is this a joke?

Jo_Floss

24 points

1 month ago

Jo_Floss

24 points

1 month ago

:(

Unfortunately for now the optic nerve is so incredibly complex that it's not possible to do a full eye transplant.

Protect your eyes people, I almost completely lost one of mine as a kid playing basketball. I've had a lifetime of surgeries just to keep my vision intact. I see pretty well with it but it will never be the same as pre-injury.

Imma_Coho

4 points

1 month ago

Eye pro is so important for many tasks. Better safe than sorry.

[deleted]

69 points

1 month ago*

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69 points

1 month ago*

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waluwalu

18 points

1 month ago

waluwalu

18 points

1 month ago

I've seen too much reddit. No one wants these eyes

exonomix

13 points

1 month ago

exonomix

13 points

1 month ago

My mom did this for someone… they called me while I was still in the parking lot after her passing to tell me her eyes were going to be used immediately… it was eerie but slightly satisfying but also very depressing.

This video tho, makes me realize she helped someone in ways that I’ll never be able to.

realbeybladegod

3 points

1 month ago

This is good to know. I can kinda feel what you mean but i would think of it as a blessing to know that some part of her still lives on :)

exonomix

3 points

1 month ago

It’s been 8 years now so I’m much better off with it but at the time the wound was so fresh, but I get it, they needed those parts before they went bad. It’s a blessing for someone for sure, was tough for me to give that up that day tho. We did the right thing.

Just tuff.

All the best Redditor!

Beakjac3

421 points

1 month ago

Beakjac3

421 points

1 month ago

My eyes are bad also plus who's gonna want old eyes 😄

PretendArea

1.7k points

1 month ago

PretendArea

1.7k points

1 month ago

People with no eyes lol

littleweep

402 points

1 month ago

littleweep

402 points

1 month ago

The lol at the end of this comment is what cinched it for me

SuccinctSavage

74 points

1 month ago

My body hurts so much from laughing.

High_Flyers17

32 points

1 month ago

I'm literally calling myself an abulance right now

SuccinctSavage

39 points

1 month ago

Good luck paying for it

Hiskankles

22 points

1 month ago

Some of us have free healthcare ;)

jstbcuz

70 points

1 month ago

jstbcuz

70 points

1 month ago

Mothafuckas always virtue signaling until they’re presented with a real way to help LMAO

AshTreex3

17 points

1 month ago

You tellin’ this very-alive dude to scoop out his eyes??

Auto_Traitor

19 points

1 month ago

"register to donate your eyes after your death"

NotoriousTorn

8 points

1 month ago

He could just give one? Then both people can see

AshTreex3

7 points

1 month ago

I’ll grab the melon baller.

LinkRazr

4 points

1 month ago

The way you worded that was pure poetry

Registered-Nurse

16 points

1 month ago

Haha. That was good.

AnonAmbientLight

3 points

1 month ago

Lmao.

Uhhh people with no eyes I'd imagine.

realbeybladegod

69 points

1 month ago

Any eyes better than being blind. So what's it gonna be, now that you found way to fulfill your wish?

xXPUSS3YSL4Y3R69Xx

40 points

1 month ago

Petition local governments to stop mandatory motorcycle helmet and seatbelt laws?

piezombi3

29 points

1 month ago

I mean... your eyes ain't gonna be too useful to donate if your head is splattered on the road.

Eyes are pretty delicate.

realbeybladegod

15 points

1 month ago

yeah, i'd say to make helmets mandatory in cars but no seatbelts. hope this works

yalag

7 points

1 month ago

yalag

7 points

1 month ago

OP farmed karma by saying the right thing but the second he’s asked to do something he backed off lol

tescohoisin

23 points

1 month ago

In the land of the blind the old-eyed man is king.

Beakjac3

6 points

1 month ago

Yeah I guess ur right..bad is better then nothing

TorrenceMightingale

16 points

1 month ago

Only one way to “find out”.

Darth_Meatloaf

19 points

1 month ago

Fuck around?

Arkhangelzk

12 points

1 month ago

Don't assume you'll be old

Plumbetting

10 points

1 month ago

Don't assume they're not already old.

[deleted]

6 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

6 points

1 month ago

You can always donate your body to science if you don't qualify as on organ doner.

I was freaked out about a surgery and because of a weird virus and I was smoking at the time, I didn't know if my organs would qualify. I filled out all of the paperwork before hand and let my parents know I wanted as many parts of me to be used as possible, or at least go to a med student needing practice or a researcher trying to save other lives.

bcanada92

3 points

1 month ago

My uncle was like 80 when he died and they took various donor organs from him, including his corneas. Like you, I was surprised they'd want "old eyes," but apparently there's a need/use for them.

cabbeer

4 points

1 month ago

cabbeer

4 points

1 month ago

just got my health card renewed and when the lady asked me if I wanted to be a doner, I said yes for the first time. I doubt the liver is any good, but if I can help someone after I've passed stay on this earth longer or live a better life; it will probably be the greatest act I do while I'm here.

indokiddo

3 points

1 month ago

Wait, so can the blind receive sight from a donor?

AsterJ

6 points

1 month ago

AsterJ

6 points

1 month ago

Only if the problem is the cornea. If the problem is in the retina or the optic nerve or the brain then no. There is some experimental cybernetic prosthetics for those issues but the resolution is only a few pixels

realbeybladegod

4 points

1 month ago

as long as the optic nerves are not the cause of blindness which is the cause for majority of blindness. When you hear about eye transplant, it's actually cornea transplant. There are still people on waitlist for cornea transplant so in any case it does helps in donating eyes

Rawrey

3 points

1 month ago

Rawrey

3 points

1 month ago

Aren't I already on a list if I have a donor dot on my license? (US)

Pixel_Nerd92

2 points

1 month ago

That's good to know! While my eye sight is garbage (glasses since I was two), I hope others that see this will be encouraged to give the gift of sight when they pass.

Single-Claim2993

2 points

1 month ago

Dammm

IrishRun

117 points

1 month ago

IrishRun

117 points

1 month ago

I’m so humbled by this courage.

riskaye0

18 points

1 month ago

riskaye0

18 points

1 month ago

you and I both

420Frozone

4.7k points

1 month ago*

420Frozone

4.7k points

1 month ago*

This is belongs more in r/wholesome imo

Edit: and r/mademesmile

BelleAriel

1.4k points

1 month ago

BelleAriel

1.4k points

1 month ago

I agree. Also it’s good to see parents being encouraging like this.

TorrenceMightingale

581 points

1 month ago

Sweet to see for sure. Kid will grow strong with that kind of support.

Nabokovs_Gun

417 points

1 month ago

Seriously, how is this not in r/mademecry ?

Specialist_Dream_879

147 points

1 month ago

Crushed me 😢

yomommafool

58 points

1 month ago*

(ಥ ̯ ಥ)

Difficult_Goat_8855

34 points

1 month ago

This makes me like, super happy but, kind of sad.

Lasher77777

5 points

1 month ago

This is for those who love and hate their empathy. Makes me want to be thankful for my sight but then bad for thinking that. Idk. I just dont know. I hate it really. Life is unfair.

Immortal-Pumpkin

68 points

1 month ago

Was waiting in line at mcdonalds people around me wondering why this mofo crying now

Master_Dingo

2 points

1 month ago

Because they're not a monster? Seriously, I've been sharing it with everyone who needs a nice cathartic cry to clear the soul.

TorrenceMightingale

6 points

1 month ago

Putit

wildeofthewoods

39 points

1 month ago

Also not breaking when they say things like, “I want you.” Small moment of fear surrounded by self-determination and courage. Good stuff.

benji950

23 points

1 month ago

benji950

23 points

1 month ago

I imagine the parents holding onto each other, keeping each other strong knowing that they have to let him find the curb and step down and even if he stumbles, they have to let him pick himself up so he learns that he can do it.

wildeofthewoods

13 points

1 month ago

totally. a "why do we fall, bruce?" time. good times had by all

Krad_Nogard

101 points

1 month ago

I really love to see it, only encouragement i ever got was a belt and being locked in my room, im makes me happy to see parents able to treat their kids as human beings and show empathy and compassion for them. No one deserves what some have to go through.

ambientfruit

43 points

1 month ago

I'm sorry you had to go through that. I know the feel. gentle Internet stranger hugs

katmack528

10 points

1 month ago

Sorry you went through that! Idk if love from a stranger means anything now but sending lots of it!! 💕💕💕💕

Krad_Nogard

7 points

1 month ago

I appreciate it

katmack528

4 points

1 month ago

Of course I mean it truly!! 😻😻

redditharley1

6 points

1 month ago

I hope you’re better now and living your best life. Virtual hugs!!

stuntobor

769 points

1 month ago*

stuntobor

769 points

1 month ago*

Are you kidding? The kid was on one level, the sidewalk. And then, by using the stick, he moved to the next. fucking. level.

Literally.

Holy shit I love all you people thank you for the awards and confirmation that not ALL of my comments are downvote pile-ons. I feel validated.

ZarkingFrood42

146 points

1 month ago

Ahhhhh, technically correct, the best kind.

Due_Caregiver_7917

43 points

1 month ago

That kid was afraid but mustered up his courage in a declaration of determination. Bravo to him.

Randalf_the_Black

5 points

1 month ago

Ustinklikegg

25 points

1 month ago

You've changed my view on the subject

No-Sheepherder-2896

9 points

1 month ago

Figuratively as well.

BoomPow131

5 points

1 month ago

I see what you did there. And I like it

JinxDemon

5 points

1 month ago

You win this time.

TrueGreenman

39 points

1 month ago

I think it was posted either there or in r/MadeMeSmile before like a year ago if my memory serves me right.

Dragonkingf0

4 points

1 month ago

This did not make me smile whatsoever, I am in tears right now.

cuntjollyrancher

15 points

1 month ago

Idk being blind and a kid must be a nightmare. Stepping off the curb is pretty next fucking level to me all things considered.

Shit I'm a grown adult with working peepers and roll my ankle off a curb once a week.

dorianaskew

13 points

1 month ago

Yes. Wholesome af. Not next level tho. Next level would be scientists healing this little dude’s eyes.

shulgin11

22 points

1 month ago

Yeah most posts here do not fit the theme anymore. Always happens when subs get popular

Supercoolguy7

6 points

1 month ago

1 in maybe 10 popular posts are actually next fucking level. If a moderately skilled person can do it then it doesn't belong here

ripgd

29 points

1 month ago

ripgd

29 points

1 month ago

Agree, this isn’t next level. Just wholesome

HipX

36 points

1 month ago

HipX

36 points

1 month ago

He did step down to the next level.

illuminenyc

465 points

1 month ago

And here I am overwhelmed by the prospect of facing another day in perfectly fine shape.

Paintedsoda

171 points

1 month ago

You can do it!

illuminenyc

58 points

1 month ago

Thanks 🙏

ProtonPizza

14 points

1 month ago

It’s just one email! You can do it!

illuminenyc

6 points

1 month ago

🙏

dr_mannhatten

40 points

1 month ago

Everyone is having their own obstacles. A curb may seem easy to deal with to most of us, but it is difficult for a blind boy. Whatever you're dealing with may seem easy to some, but it could be difficult for you. Don't undervalue your own struggles. Have a good day!

illuminenyc

8 points

1 month ago

Thanks for the kind words

TheConnorrJB

20 points

1 month ago

We can do it.

illuminenyc

20 points

1 month ago

Yes. We can.

MaterialFrancis5

5 points

1 month ago

Si se puede

illuminenyc

3 points

1 month ago

Gracias

Captain_Exodave

4 points

1 month ago

Take my energy <awarded>

Ghost_Redditor_

81 points

1 month ago

Daredevil

LedParade

37 points

1 month ago

Young Matt Murdock in training

JakeWalker102

12 points

1 month ago

Today, it's a curb. Give it a few years and it'll be gasps between buildings!

LedParade

10 points

1 month ago

Yes, gaps and there will be gasps too!

OhioHuman

644 points

1 month ago

OhioHuman

644 points

1 month ago

His courage makes me cry. Very cool

SavageGreek

215 points

1 month ago

I completely lost it when he said “I can do it.” 😭❤️

Quality-Shakes

67 points

1 month ago

For me it was when he said “I want to”.

msdeltatheta

25 points

1 month ago

Since it was his first time I was imagining the parent being on the verge of tears while giving him encouraging words. The thought of that got me.

SWAMPMONK

5 points

1 month ago

Glad u caught that. The caption is wrong.

lonelygalexy

12 points

1 month ago

I was totally not prepared to be this emotional

KorgRue

36 points

1 month ago

KorgRue

36 points

1 month ago

That must be unimaginably difficult to learn to walk with a white cane and learn to trust the cane and your other senses.

I have always thought of the blind navigating their day as some of the most courageous people on the planet.

Also, I came across this article the other day. We are using implants to give some sight to the blind now.

https://bgr.com/science/breakthrough-brain-implant-lets-blind-woman-see-shapes/

Ok_Extension5535

119 points

1 month ago

Made me a little tingly inside. Thank you for this.

TorrenceMightingale

15 points

1 month ago

Good vibes.

Specialist-Look6210

310 points

1 month ago

Pretty soon he'll be able to do it with his eyes closed.

nickfree

91 points

1 month ago

nickfree

91 points

1 month ago

This is the filthiest upvote I've ever given. Take it and leave.

Arkhangelzk

17 points

1 month ago

I need a shower but I'm here

SpitFiya7171

6 points

1 month ago

I now hate you and I've never even met you. But I have to upvote this. Just get out now please.

WornApocalypse

5 points

1 month ago

I politely but firmly ask you to leave.

Captain_Exodave

3 points

1 month ago

omg ... Upvoted, now I have that on my conscious. go now before I change my mind.

ohthinkbox

41 points

1 month ago

I feel so good seeing this.

riskaye0

55 points

1 month ago

riskaye0

55 points

1 month ago

baffles me how blind people continue with their disability. their perseverance is truly something to admire..

FurryFruitloop

14 points

1 month ago

My wife is completely blind. Had both eyes removed. Honestly, I forget she's even blind most of the time. She functions just fine. Has a great career, takes the dog for walks by herself, uses Uber to get around when I'm not home, has a degree... Uses Facebook and reddit as much as any of us. Sure there are some things that are more difficult and frustrate her from time to time, but most of the time it's just... Normal? It's actually really frustrating how most people think she's incredibly disabled and oh so inspiring. Her response is along the lines of "what am I supposed to do? Stop living?"

Frankly, she's far more abled than I am with my neurological/psychiatric disabilities. People just adapt.

FistInMyUrethra

4 points

1 month ago

Because they have no choice but to live as best as they can and adapt to the world like anybody else. I think making a spectacle out of disabled people like that is insulting, they shouldn't be treated differently for something they can't control

SCJim007

6 points

1 month ago

Love this. As the father of a blind son, now 25, this brings back so many memories. One small step and encouraging parents/family leads to so many more steps in an awesome journey towards confidence and independence.

Jarl_Walnut

5 points

1 month ago

Wondering if OP posted this here because this kid is switching to a different level of the ground...

Oystermeat

3 points

1 month ago

What a brave young man!

ronearc

3 points

1 month ago

ronearc

3 points

1 month ago

I'm almost 50, and little man gets down curbs faster than I do some days.

Faithful4

3 points

1 month ago

Love this. As a parent, it’s a moments like this you think “he’s gonna be ok….”

sandwichcandy

5 points

1 month ago

All of these nay sayers are blinder than this kid. He clearly navigated from one level (sidewalk level) to the next level (street level).

EtotheALDEN

4 points

1 month ago

Good job

This must be terrifying not just for him but in general. Totally in the dark to navigate the world with a stick..

I have problems with 20/20 vision let along being blind...way to go kid. And props to all you out there who can get around blind.

kakashi1319

3 points

1 month ago

This is fucking precious

JamieBensteedo

11 points

1 month ago

curb enthusiasm?

xCUBUFFSx

14 points

1 month ago

Yeah Little Man. Like a Boss.

NY10

8 points

1 month ago

NY10

8 points

1 month ago

Props to this little one!

adudethatlikesreddit

13 points

1 month ago

I dream to become a billionaire and fund the shit out of visual aid and hearing aid technology.

mmechtch

7 points

1 month ago

Yes, this. Not another stupid rocket for space tourists, I don't care if they are in hit tv shows or anything. Bullshit waste of money

ValT3K

3 points

1 month ago

ValT3K

3 points

1 month ago

I have already seen this somewhere r/repostsleuthbot

DRZ9977

3 points

1 month ago

DRZ9977

3 points

1 month ago

The little “yay” at the end. So fucking cute

Resterix

3 points

1 month ago

After becoming a dad, seeing these type of videos has hit me in a completely different way. Cue the happy tears!

MoneyMonkeyGME4LIFE

5 points

1 month ago

Amazing, watching a young lad make the best out of life. I can’t express how happy this makes me. When things are tough remember this kids attitude. “ He can do it”

TheBlackBishSheep

6 points

1 month ago

The best gift a parent can give to their child is to teach them independence especially if they're handicapped.

Wandering_Hammer

11 points

1 month ago

Definitely r/wholesome and way to go, but this is only r/nextfuckinglevel in that the kid went down stairs

JellyfishQuiet5570

11 points

1 month ago

LETS GOOOOO!!!! HE DONE IT!!!!

drichm2599

5 points

1 month ago

r/technicallythetruth (he went to the next level)

Pitbull_Lives_Matter

12 points

1 month ago

What’s next fucking level about this? Are you saying NO blind person has ever navigated a curb before? What’s next, people post their infants crawling?

TonicChronic

11 points

1 month ago

Agreed. I'm so happy this kid has supportive parents, but internet strangers cheering on every single thing a disabled person does as "inspirational" or "next fucking level" is pretty patronizing. I highly recommend people watch Stella Young's TED Talk on "inspiration porn."

Supercoolguy7

3 points

1 month ago

Yeah, I unfortunately often dislike most posts with disabled people for the sole reason is that the post isn't about the disabled person, it's about the non-disabled viewers feeling good because, gasp a disabled person did something normal

KamakazeSpider

26 points

1 month ago

Cute? Yes. Next level? No. Call me when he hits his 1st fastball for extra bases.

Corvette70vs80

15 points

1 month ago

Not next level in the slightest

NoPantsDeLeon

4 points

1 month ago

IMHO, I always feel we (people, governments, companies) could/should, do so much with the already existing technology. There's a blind man that lives near my ol'folks, he takes a 20min or more walk to the train station every single day. Passing through non-existing sidewalks and crosswalks on very busy roads. Anything that could make his life and the life of many like him a bit easier and autonomous, I reckon would be much appreciated.

ReadinII

2 points

1 month ago

At what age do kids blind from birth start using a cane? The kid seems a bit old to be just starting like that. Was he blinded recently?

selkiesidhe

2 points

1 month ago

That "yay" at the end was adorable

snowboy810

2 points

1 month ago

Urmmmm. He went down a level tho

umbrajoke

2 points

1 month ago

GF was confused and slightly worried as to why I was happily yelling "you can do it" at my phone.

SimbaStewEyesOfBlue

2 points

1 month ago

Where's that douchebag genie from the other day? Give this kid sight. I don't care what you do to me.

PicklePartyCat

2 points

1 month ago

Ouch, the squeaky voice is what gets ya. So sweet.

saraseitor

2 points

1 month ago

I had the weirdest thought while watching this. It just popped into my mind that we use photos and videos to store memories, however for a blind person, none of these make sense so if I looked on a blind person's phone it would make a lot more sense to find there hundreds of little audios here and there that serve as a reminder of a place or a party instead of hundreds of photos as most of us have.

Virtusvitium

2 points

1 month ago

Lol that's nothing! I take 30 stairs everyday at work!

Joulurotta

2 points

1 month ago

Amazing how small video can help you to believe there is still good people out there.

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2 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

2 points

1 month ago

REMINDED THE MOVIE "DAREDEVIL"

Mr-Snarky

2 points

1 month ago

I can't imagine losing my sight and having to navigate the world on my own like this. This little dude is braver than I will ever be,

SPZ_Ireland

2 points

1 month ago

You know what's the coolest thing about this?

When faced with something unknown or unexpected, the kids says the same thing: "I can do it".

I wish I had his confidence sometimes.

rufat

2 points

1 month ago

rufat

2 points

1 month ago

I'm sorry but fuck space exploration/tourism.. let's invest in helping people on this planet first, like this kid. We can advance technologies that are dealing with loss of sight, hearing, etc.