A colorblind firefighter in Georgia used new technology to see colors for the first time this week; choosing to see the American flag as the first thing viewed through the new glasses.
21-year-old Spencer Caradine was given the glasses by his fellow firefighters in Douglas County, Georgia; who pitched-in to purchase the costly equipment.
WATCH: This colorblind firefighter always dreamed of seeing the colors of the American flag. Then, his friends made that dream come true – and he was overcome with emotion ❤️️🇺🇸 https://t.co/aMoEEfUGaX pic.twitter.com/MS6lYQb5vm
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“None of us are emotional people, but this morning got the best of all of us,” said longtime friend Jordan Gardner.
Watch the heartwarming moment above.
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More than 670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats are euthanized throughout the United States every year; each unable to find adoptive parents from shelters across the country. One heartwarming boy is trying to put a stop to it.
Meet Darius Brown.
“Darius Brown was diagnosed with developmental delays when he was 2, but a hobby creating bow ties has helped him flourish — while benefiting the animals he loves, too,” reports Today.
“Darius Brown, 12, has two big passions: bow ties and animals. So the Newark, New Jersey, resident helps shelter pets dress for success by donating his one-of-a-kind bow ties to rescue organizations across the country,” adds the website.
“It helps the dog look noticeable, very attractive,” he told TODAY. “It helps them find a forever, loving home … I love everything about dogs and cats.”
Brown was initially diagnosed with a speech delay, cognitive problems, and motor skill issues at the age of two.
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“With his fine motor skills, he wasn’t able to really use his hands well — tying a shoe was challenging,” his mother told TODAY. “My mother and I came up with the idea that if he helped us with things like prepping the ribbon or cutting it, and sewing fabric together, it would help him. And it did — it worked!”
Read the touching story here.