Emotional video shows Minnesota boy seeing colors for the first time

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An incredible moment captured on video shows a Minnesota boy seeing colors for the first time. 

Jonathan Jones, a severely colorblind student at Lakeview Elementary School in Cottonwood, received a pair of special glasses from his principal – who is also colorblind – that allowed him to experience his surroundings in a way he'd never done before. 

"My little brother is severely colorblind and so is his principal at school," said Ben Jones, Jonathan's older brother. "While they were learning about colorblindness in class, his principal brought in some glasses that let him see color for the first time, and he was very emotional." 

The video has begun going viral, prompting the Jones family to launch a GoFundMe in hopes of raising $350 to help buy Jonathan a pair of glasses that will help him see color all the time. 

As of Friday morning, the fundraising goal had been doubled. 

The family wrote: "We have been overwhelmed by how many kind, generous people have wanted to help him get a pair of his own color blind glasses. We will use these funds to purchase his own pair and donate any additional funds to the Enchroma Foundation who purchase color blind glasses for those who can't afford them."

As of Friday morning, the fundraising goal had been doubled.

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