Hunter, a 2-year-old boy, seen crying after wearing new glasses and seeing his parents for the first time

A Worcester family was moved to tears when a small child tried on a new pair of spectacles and saw his parents clearly for the first time. Hunter Ryan, 2, was filled with wonder and tears when he put on his new glasses and realized he could finally see his parents’ faces. Hunter is seen in the now-viral TikTok video looking extremely moved by how different the world appears to him. He is so overcome with emotion that he keeps staring lovingly at his father.

Little Hunter said few words, but his smile said a lot. In the video, his mother asks him, “Can you see daddy differently?” “Yeah,” the boy said, amused by the spectacles. “It was so special. My heart melted,” Hunter’s mother Samantha Ryan told WBZ-TV. “When he looked in the mirror and looked back at me his tears just welled up in his eyes. I just started crying.”

A clogged tear duct hampered the Worcester boy’s vision. Hunter’s doctor recommended glasses after his initial surgery failed. “You can immediately see the difference in the activity and the accuracy of kicking the ball,” said his father Viktor Ryan. “I thought that was very encouraging.”

“We even walked outside after and the first thing he said was ‘wow’ looking at the trees,” Samantha Ryan explained. Hunter can now see everything in the world much more clearly, and he encourages everyone to appreciate the little things in life, such as trees, magazines, and water fountains.

The video has over two million views and is captioned, “Seeing the world clear for the first time in 2 1/2 years brought tears to everyone including our little boy,”  Hundreds of genuine comments of admiration have been left for the young boy. “I think he really just saw his parents’ face for the first time in real-time that’s why the tears came what a sweet baby!” said TikTok user @babyjo101. @jessicastephens29, another user, commented,”I can’t stop crying! We take these things for granted so often. My son couldn’t see well either & I’ll never forget the first day he got his glasses.” Another user, @kristak.simler, asked a lovely question: “Can you imagine seeing the people you’ve admired your entire life for the first time?!?!? What a lovely moment. BRB sobbing!” According to user @lauren lease16, “Are you kidding me. I would be a puddle of tears on the floor. Sweet baby. He looks so handsome in glasses!”

Source: TikTok

The video received even more attention after it was shared on Good Morning America’s Instagram. The video has received over 160,000 views. @coletteascolillo cubby, an Instagram user, commented,  “Love your glasses! So handsome!” User @dlmoneyham agreed, “So sweet! He looks so cute in his glasses.” User @ddalydonna appreciated the young guy, “Such an extraordinarily sweet young guy-the world is a brighter place with him in it!”