- Baby Leopold suffers with a rare disorder called oculocutaneous albinism
- Condition affects color of his hair and skin and severely impairs his vision
- Leopold received new pair of glasses and saw mother clearly for first time
- The heartwarming video shows the youngster smiling in delight at mother
This is the tear-jerking moment a young baby smiles in delight after seeing his mother clearly for the first time in his life. Baby Leopold, who lives with his parents near Seattle, Washington, suffers with a rare disorder called oculocutaneous albinism.
The condition affects the color of a person’s hair, skin and eyes and means that the youngster is unable to see properly. In the video Leopold has a pair of glasses pulled down over his head by his mother and is given the opportunity to see for the first time.
After a momentary bit of confusion as the spectacles are placed on him, he looks up at his mother who says: ‘Hi honey’. He makes eye-contact with her and then immediately reacts by smiling.
The response is met with gasps of surprise and delight from the other people in the room and a male voice can be heard saying: ‘Oh he’s smiling’.
The youngster’s mother then readjusts the glasses so that they sit better before staring into her son’s eyes.
He looks down for a bit, while allowing his eyes to adjust to what must be a very strange sensation, before looking back up.
The video concludes with him focusing on his mother and beaming with delight. He even begins giggling as she continues to talk to him.
According to the NHS, a person with oculocutaneous albinism is missing the pigment from their irises, which is the colored part of the eye.
This can lead to a number of eye conditions, including impaired vision and sensitivity to light.
Credit daily mail