Blind 6-year-old ‘sees’ firefighter for the first time in heartwarming TikTok

This touching video of a firefighter in full uniform letting a little boy, who’s blind, feel his suit and gear, has viewers feeling all warm and fuzzy. 

For 6-year-old Junie, meeting a firefighter was a truly interactive experience. In a TikTok video posted by his mom, who goes by the username @adventures_of_a_junebug, the little boy, who’s blind, got to feel a firefighter’s entire uniform and gear while asking the man questions, and the wholesome footage is tugging at viewers’ heartstrings.

The clip opens with a shot of a firefighter in full uniform kneeling in front of a fire truck. Junie, who “sees” with his hands, feels all over the fireman’s uniform and his assortment of tools. 

As Junie explores all the gadgets and gear attached to the uniform, the fireman explains each item’s function, from his walkie-talkie to his oxygen tank. 

In the on-screen text, Junie’s mom explains that “he knows what a firefighter is and does, but this is his first time ‘seeing one,’ and now [he] has an idea of what firefighters look like.” 

The fireman taking the time to help Junie understand how his uniform helps him do his job is a special act of kindness that the little boy will likely not soon forget. 

Viewers were definitely choked up over the sweet video.

“This is so wonderful and important! If he’s ever in need and firefighters need to rescue him, their gear can be more familiar and less scary and unknown,” pointed out one user. 

“This is so sweet! This firefighter needs to be recognized for his amazing heart! This sweet child is exploring life in such a touching way,” one TikToker mentioned. 

“This is so beautiful!! Wife of a firefighter here, I know it made the firefighter’s day as much as [it made] the kid’s day,” shared one viewer. 

This video is an important reminder that everyone learns differently, using the faculties that are available to them. 

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