A young boy from upstate New York saw his father for the first time thanks to a new pair of glasses, and his reaction was absolutely adorable.
9-month-old Reagan's dad, Brandon Caldwell, was deployed to Antarctica with the Air Force a few months ago, and Reagan got his glasses right after Caldwell left. When he got home, Reagan's mom, Amanda, took a video of the pair reuniting, and it's clear Reagan is ecstatic to see his dad.
"This was the hardest deployment yet by far and you can see how hard it was for Brandon to be away from Reagan by the emotion he showed when he finally had him in his arms again," Amanda told ABC 7. "Reagan did not skip a beat and is loving having daddy back home."
Reagan suffers from Group B Strep (GBS), which has led to multiple complications including sepsis, meningitis and seizures, which means the tot has spent lots of time in the intensive care unit. Amanda left her job as a teacher to take care of her son, and while little Reagan has been making major strides, he still requires physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and takes classes for the visually impaired and special education at home.
Amanda tested positive for GBS during her pregnancy and was only told she would be given antibiotics during delivery.
"I was never told that this could make my baby sick. I was never told this could make my baby sick after leaving the hospital. I was not told anything about warning signs or symptoms of meningitis and sepsis," she explained
She added that she wants to help spread the word to inform other moms.
"I want moms to ask questions, do research on it, and if you think there's something going on with your baby take them into the pediatrician or the emergency room immediately...Do not wait! Do not let anybody make you feel like you're paranoid," Amanda said. "You are the mother of that baby and you know better than anybody else!"
H/T: ABC 7