One teenager got the surprise of a lifetime this Christmas when his co-workers pooled their money to give him glasses that will allow him to see color for the first time.
Cole Williams had never seen true color before, until his friends at the Sonic Drive-In in Sheridan, Arkansas gave him a pair of expensive enchroma glasses for a Secret Santa gift.
In the video, he opens the box and immediately starts to cry. He hugs each one of his co-workers individually and thanks them.
Cole Williams had never seen true color before his co-workers gave him corrective glasses for Christmas
‘At home, I try to watch better, feel-good videos on YouTube, instead of all the stuff that’s usually on there,’ said Chris Fisher, assistant manager, to ABC 7.
‘I came across some of them and the next day at work I just kind of mentioned it to them, see if they had ever seen them and he had mentioned that he was color blind.’
‘I wasn’t supposed to know my Secret Santa,’ said Williams. ‘But I asked one of my other managers. I was like, who’s my Secret Santa? And she was like, well the whole store was basically your Secret Santa.’
His co-workers at a Sonic Drive-In in Sheridan, Arkansas pooled their money to buy him an expensive pair of enchroma glasses
Williams hugs each one of his co-workers individually and thanks them
‘Like I told Fisher, I was like this is my favorite Christmas present ever,’ recalled Williams. ‘And I got a car last year.’
Enchroma glasses start at $349, but allow a color blind person to see true colors for the first time.
He was also given a card signed individually by each of his co-workers, who also wrote him a personal message.