This Blind 8-Year-Old Handed Out Braille Valentines to Her Classmates

Source: Reddit
Source: Reddit

If this doesn't thaw your ice-cold heart in time for Valentine's Day, nothing will.

On Thursday, the father of a blind second grader shared a photo of his daughter's festive handiwork on Reddit: heart-shaped valentines with "Love" written in braille. The proud dad, user Mack3r, said his daughter made the cards using a Perkins Brailler, a typewriter-like tool that punches the dots onto paper. 

Source: Mack3r/Reddit

Mack3r said he helped his daughter by writing the words in print, so her classmates could understand the message. The 8-year-old handed them out at school on Thursday. 

Impressed by her kindness, Redditors said they hoped she receives a braille valentine in return. "She's gotten one before from a close family friend, it would be awesome if one of her classmates did that too!" replied her dad. "I'll let you know."

Correction: Feb. 11, 2016 
A previous version of this story reported that the student's father shared the photo on Reddit on Wednesday. He shared the photo Thursday.

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Marie Solis

Marie is a Slay staff writer with focuses in culture and class. Her writing has appeared in Gothamist and the Awl. You can reach her at marie@mic.com.

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