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04/24/2014 09:20 am ET Updated Apr 24, 2014

Blind People Describe Beauty As 'Joy,' 'Truth,' And 'Feeling Alive' In This Profound Video

Listening to the birds chirping outside, enjoying the smell of freshly baked cookies, experiencing the sensation of grass caressing the bottoms of your feet: These perceptions, say people who can't use their sight to experience the world around them, are the things that make life beautiful.

In an inspiring video created by Buzzfeed, a group of blind men and women describe how they experience beauty.

"Losing my sight has been a blessing," one man says, a smile spreading on his face. "I don't care what nationality somebody is, I don't care how tall somebody is, I don't care how big or small they are. A person is beautiful because they are true to themselves."

The video, which went viral this week, has struck a chord with many viewers.

"This video is beautiful," wrote one YouTuber on Wednesday.

"I feel so bad I take this kind of stuff for granted, I'm gonna turn off my phone and the TV and go outside and look," wrote another.

This isn't the first time that our perceptions have been challenged by someone without sight. Tommy Edison, a popular radio personality and film critic who's been blind since birth, has uplifted and inspired us many times over with his astounding YouTube videos about his life as a blind person.

In 2012, for instance, Edison released an awesome video about the perks of being blind. He also made a wonderful clip last year about how blind people experience intangible concepts, like space, the sun and the sky.

"The sky to me is really just this big wide open thing with nothing in your way at all; as long as you're above all the trees and buildings and stuff, there's nothing blocking you," Edison muses in the video. "You can just go and go and go and go. It'd be fun. I need a place like that on Earth!"

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