YouTube sensation MrBeast AKA Jimmy Donaldson is back with another wholesome stunt that the internet loves. His latest video is titled “1,000 Blind People See For The First Time,” and MrBeast does just that. MrBeast joined hands with eye surgery experts and non-profit organizations to help visually impaired people. Read to find out what the video is all about and how he managed to pull this off, including details of each surgery.
MrBeast’s latest video
The “1,000 Blind People See For The First Time” video has amassed over 57 million views in two days. More than just popular appeal, MrBeast’s new video has been winning hearts all over the internet.
The video shows before-and-after reactions of the visually impaired people who receive surgeries to fix their sight. The heartwarming footage shows them seeing things with a clear vision for the first time. MrBeast also provided cash donations and gifts to some of the participants.
In this latest stunt, MrBeast pays for cataract removal surgeries for over 1,000 people who are blind or near blind. Cataracts are common with aging but there are millions of cases where they affect vision at a young age.
Surgery for 1,000 blind people
MrBeast collaborated with Dr. Jeff Levenson, an ophthalmologist, and surgeon who has coordinated the Gift of Sight program for over 20 years. The program provides free cataract surgeries that usually cost nearly $7,000 per eye.
- The video starts with Dr. Levenson stating that half of all blindness in the world are people who need a 10-minute surgery. There are over 200 million people who suffer from this problem.
- Dr. Levenson is the Chief Medical Officer of SEE International, another non-profit organization that has worked with MrBeast for this video to help visually impaired people.
- Thanks to their help, a total of 1,000 people were able to receive the surgery in countries such as Jamaica, Brazil, Vietnam, Mexico, Indonesia, and Kenya.
Appreciation and criticism
MrBeast’s latest video helping 1,000 blind people see for the first time has received universal appreciation. Dr. Levenson has praised MrBeast’s generosity and efforts to end needless blindness.
'MrBeast ends world hunger'
Twitter – "yea but hes just doing it for views hes actually evil" pic.twitter.com/aVzbfpWQuC
— LAZAR (@Lazarbeam) January 30, 2023
However, certain sections of people have criticized this video for using blind people as click bait and growing his own popularity. MrBeast and his fans are puzzled why people are still finding faults after such a benevolent gesture.
Twitter – Rich people should help others with their money
Me – Okay, I’ll use my money to help people and I promise to give away all my money before I die. Every single penny.
Twitter – MrBeast bad
— MrBeast (@MrBeast) January 30, 2023
Some people have complained that it should not take a wealthy YouTuber’s act of charity to show how accessible cataract surgery is and the government should act on it.
Despite the minor criticism, MrBeast’s efforts to help offer the gift of vision to a thousand visually impaired people surely deserves applause. We hope that governmental and private organizations around the world will follow suit and cure needless blindness.
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