Colorblind Brothers Burst Into Tears as They See Color for the First Time: 'It's So Bright'
Many people take the colorful world for granted, but when these colorblind brothers are exposed to every hue, shade and tone for the first time, it was overwhelming enough to make them cry.
James and Jace Papenhausen, of San Diego, are both colorblind. But their worlds became much brighter when their dad Jim Pappenhausen bought them a pair of EnChroma glasses to help them see color for the first time in their lives.
To prepare them for the big event, other family members can be seen in the video holding up colorful objects like a brightly designed beach towel, or multicolored balloons.
"Wait, what color's this?" James can be heard saying in the video before he put his glasses on as he pointed to the orange balloon. "Oh, I thought it was blue."
As he takes it all in, he begins sobbing, and wraps his arms around his younger brother.
Jace reciprocates, despite not yet having seen through the glasses, but once he puts them on, he, too, begins crying.
"It's so bright," Jace said through sobs. "It's so different. That towel is completely different."
Tthe brothers are speechless as they take in the new world around them, save for identifying some colors their mom points out.
Jace even picks up what appears to be a lime green wrapper strewn on the floor in fascination.
One friend teased in the comments of jpapenhausen's video, "I want to take them to the fair and see if the green pig is still his favorite!"
According to EnChroma's website, colorblindness affects 1 in 12 men, and 1 in 200 women.
"We're had some incredible reactions from some of our users," Julie Trinh of EnChroma told InsideEdition.com
Trinh explained that not every person with colorblindness experiences the glasses immediately — many take a little longer for their eyes to adjust, and see the change more gradually.
But, touched by their reaction, Trinh said the company sent them another pair of EnChroma glasses so the brothers could experience the new world of color together.